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CRAFT: HOW I TO START MY PERSONAL JOURNAL

FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

Journal is like a dairy. but. some people said it not relevant to write it nowadays. Time and experiences pass quickly. Every day is full of new and unique adventures. So i decide to write the journal. few time ago, i choose to write a blog. but the blog have a such limited to decor. and for sure im not familiar with internet/technology term. so again, i decide to  choose a BOOK! 



WHY WE MUST WRITE A JOURNAL?

Writing a diary/Journal is good for the mind, and it helps reduce stress, as it brings out the day's worries. Getting thoughts out on paper helps people stay organized, keeps goals on track, and pulls the day's worries into the open. Writing is proven to be therapeutic, and many therapists suggest keeping a diary for their patients who need extra help in communications.

LET'S START WITH SHOPPING

1. TYPE/SIZE OF JOURNAL
depends on you. any type of book we can used as a Personal Journal.  If you are planning to draw or stick things into the journal, plain paper may look more attractive, but are still easy with lined paper. I’ve used lined, dotted, plain paper and squared A6 loose leaf paper and 6 Ring Binder.
Ring binder and loose leaf paper
- Hobonichi
- Traveler Notebook
- Diary 
- TN/Dori
- Disc Bound Planner & etc.



2. BASIC STATIONARY



PEN: it better if all of you choose Pilot G-TEC-C Maica 0.4 Black pen. I've try lots of pens. but. i not happy for the quality. not shining. With it’s attractive design, glittering top and the small hole on the cap which allows you to hang your favourite mini decoration, The G-Tec C Maica is a must have for females looking to add some colour and style to their writing instruments.Fun fact: The name “Maica” actually stands for the word “my colour” 

PEN COLOR / HIGHLIGHT: I have lots of Pen Color / Highlight, it always make me fill not enough. and the color doesn't blend with my soul! ahakss! i keep searching which color is good. and lots of Planner Addict guys used this #mildliner with Japan technology, unique mild color that shows up softly on paper and a broad and fine point tip for all hand lettering and marking applications. Whether you are using the Mildliner for your bullet journal, planner, hand lettering or studying, it will help you express yourself in a unique way!
  • Double ended featuring bullet and chisel tip
  • Ideal for hand lettering and creative applications
  • Mild water resistant ink is translucent and excellent for layering
  • Doesn’t bleed through
  • Acid Free, Archival Quality
  • AP certified non-toxic
  • Point Size: Double Ended - Fine/Bold



GLUE & SCISSOR

H or HB PENCIL & ERASER

ANY TYPE OF RULER: Stencils are used to create precise shapes or lines on your Canvas. and for sure one day you'll need all  type of variety stencil ruler. it's so helpful.



3. CRAFT SUPPLY

WASHI TAPE: Washi (和紙) is traditional Japanese paper. The word "washi" comes from wa meaning 'Japanese' and shi meaning 'paper'. The term is used to describe paper that uses local fiber, processed by hand and made in the traditional manner. Washi is made using fibers from the inner bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia chrysantha), or the paper mulberry (kōzo) bush. [1] As a Japanese craft it registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage - wiki actually Washi tape are great for papercraft like gift wrapping, scrapbooking, card making, planners, art journaling, and Party decor.



SMALL SIZE OF ORIGAMI PAPER: Please pick the bundle of colors and patterns. Why i was suggest you the origami paper. off-course it small and they have lots of patterns, colors and materials in one pack! easy to keep, easy to used!



STICKERS:can be used for decoration or for functional purposes, depending on the situation. Kinds of stickers sold for this purpose include acrylic, 3D, cardstock, epoxy, fabric, flocked, sparkly, paper, puffy, and vellum. While in the earlier days of scrapbooking stickers were sold mostly on 2"x6" sheets, now[when?] 6"x12" and even 12"x12" size sheets are very common.
 Stay organized
✔ Focus on achieving your monthly goals
✔ Decorate your planner with unique designs




CLEAR STAMP: Make your mark with clear rubber stamps. Clear stamps are so versatile, great for everything from making gorgeous greeting cards to home décor projects and gift wrap. Using a transparent stamp allows for precise positioning, place onto an acrylic block and ink up your stamp using an ink pad or stamping pen.



4. CHOOSE A THEME/ CONCEPT
currently i try to used monthly theme. but it looks so messy. if you try search #planneraddict. some of the used a yearly theme & colors. its look so classic. for next year Journal. i think. i'll choose Earth colors & Theme.  like she;
few theme: Summer Beach / Zodiac / Mermaid / Night Light / Seasons / Crystal / Food&Beverages / Movies etc.
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5.  SPECIFIC TOPIC
- School/Working: Manage some the stress and hassle out of your life by making sure you manage your responsibilities for school/Working better.
Food: An excellent way to track what you're eating. record of foods that you eat daily You can include nutritional or  dietary information, organize and track foods. This lets you monitor what, when, and how often you eat, as well as where your nutrition needs lie. draw your meal. keep a new recipe
- Wedding; A wedding diary planner is an efficient, secure way to plan the biggest party you'll ever throw.
- Parenting; it was a count-down diary. list down all the this you need to prepared before and after birth.
- Travel; keep Planning peeps! write all your Next Planning, Day on Your Trip, and Keep all The memories in classy ways!
- Lifestyle: Daily record! Book List, Movie List, Bucket List, Exercise Tracker, Mood Tracker, Water Tracker. Food Log, To Do List, etc.

i prefer write a Travel and Lifestyle as a biggest topic in my journal. so, what's you?
in my Journal. i was setup few part. first part is all about Travel. i'll write my itinerary and best Pic of the day. Maybe soon, i'll write a Planning, Packing List, & Conclusion every trip. 


Second Part is about Monthly Log including Mood Tracker, To Do List, and End Month Review. 

let's me suggest your. what should you do to start the Journal. from the page one. actually it was my Next Year Planning. hope. it's will help you.

page1: Describe your Previous Year. write or Draw
page2: Words for The New Year.
page3: Inspirational Quotes 
page4: My Keys/Legends - symbol for your List
page5: some Sketch or Doodling
page6: Write something About your-self
page7: Patch The Best Picture of YOU!
page8: Yearly Calendar
page9: Bucket List / Yearly Goals
page10: Entertainment Collections - Watching Movie List, Go To Concert. 
page11: Separator/Divider Sheet
page12: TRAVEL (big tittle)
page13: Country/travel Bucket List
page14: Planning (Date/weather/itinerary/Budget/things to do/to eat) 
page15: Packing List
page16: Check List
page17: write a Day on Vacation + Best Picture
page18: Sketch a simple drawing. describe your holiday!
page19: Conclusion
page20: Next Planning. Repeat page 13-19
page21: Separator/Divider Sheet
page22: MONTH (Jan-Dec big tittle)
page23: Monthly Log / Breakfast Log
page24: Monthly To Do List
page25: Monthly Mood Tracker
page26: Words of the Day (must write 1 words a day!)
Page27: Sketch a simple drawing. describe your day!
page28: End Month Review (Food you try/songs/drama/movie/activity)
page29: PVC Zip Pocket Insert
page30: Scrapping Your Best Picture

and you can repeat what you want!

WHEN TO WRITE?
the problem is do we'll write it everyday? YES! we must and try to write everyday. but i choose every Wednesday and Starbucks near office (to Write my planning) and every weekend on my bed (to decor it). so, you need to choose the best day to have a great time to write your journal. k..

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Before starting your journal, spend some time to browsing through Pinterest and looking at different spread set-ups and ideas. Just start with your basics, Journals do not HAVE to be pretty! Invest in good, reliable pens! you’ll never run out of ink when using your bullet journal!  I really hope it was helpful and inspiring to those who are looking for a flexible organizational system! 
ps: all IG picture it my favorite inspiration! go to their IG! it's so helpful. and glad to hear your step, if this article were inspire you.. muaxhh

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