Homemade Therapy

Happy Sunday everyone! While I was thinking of what to write about this week, I remembered an activity that Nick and I did a while back. We have an adventure challenge book that contains various activities for us to do as couples and one of the challenges was to create personalized journals where we leave notes for the other person. Although our journals are for our relationship, I thought why not change it into a personal activity that everyone can do?

The point of this activity is to find a journal and make it your own, but my twist is for this journal to be your outlet. Times are stressful now more than ever, so it’s important to have someplace to express buried emotions. We all know that bottled up feelings can take a toll on your mental state. Not everyone has the luxury of seeing a therapist or someone to talk with, so sometimes the best way to release those feelings is to write about them. That’s one of the big reasons as to why I made this blog, so I could talk about what I’m going through in a different way. You can use your journal however you want whether it be a diary or just a place for ideas and lists. What makes this activity fun is that you get to customize it however you want!

What You’ll Need:

  • Journal (can be any size, but I would get a smaller one)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Magazine(s)
  • Stickers, craft paper, stamps (optional)

After you get all of your supplies, you’ll start by looking through the magazine(s) and cut out whatever words or pictures that you like. They can be things that represent you as a person, things that mean something to you, or just things you like. Then, arrange your items on the front cover into a collage and glue or tape them down once they are in the desired position. Think of it as a mood journal instead of a mood board. If you want, you can put clear packing tape across the front to make it look laminated. Other than that you’re all done! Doing this for myself was so much fun and I can’t wait to use it. Take a look at mine below for inspo. Have fun creating your own! Feel free to show me yours and tag me on social media!!




2 thoughts on “Homemade Therapy

  1. Some days are pretty dark as we go through our daily lives. What a way to vent and later look back on and laugh(hopefully not cry.). Too much time on my hands these days, I think I will give it a try.✂️📝📒

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