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Why journaling for creativity and fun?

Why journaling for creativity and fun?

I’m on a mission to help us bring more fun, creativity and beauty into our lives through journaling.

Why?

Great question! I’m glad you asked. ;)

These days I spend a lot of time writing for work, but it’s something I’ve done for fun on and off anyway since I was a child. Whether it involved writing stories, keeping a personal diary or any other activity to fill a blank page, I’ve never been very far from a pen and a notebook. Although I’ve written in different formats for as long as I can remember, writing, both fiction and journaling, has taken on a more central role in my life over the past ten years or so. And once I started focusing on writing, I found I was much clearer about what I wanted to do with my life and discovered a sense of purpose. What induces that feeling is different for everyone, but for me it was writing.

This is where I’m coming from:

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The many benefits of journaling

The many benefits of journaling

Since I started focusing on writing, both fiction and journaling, I’ve experienced so many positive changes that I now take every opportunity to find out more about how these activities can be used to enhance our daily lives.

I started Elle Turner Creative because I’m on a mission to help us bring more fun, creativity and beauty into our lives through journaling. I've long believed a journaling routine as part our own personal wellbeing activities (the term I use instead of "self-care") can help us build a creative connection, both with ourselves and the world around us, increase our happiness and support our passage through daily life.

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If you think you’re not creative, this is for you

If you think you’re not creative, this is for you

I understand if you feel you’re not creative.

I felt that way for years.

I said, ‘Oh, but I’m not a creative person,’ with a sigh and feeling of regret, then dismissed whatever activity it was suggested I try, assuming it to be only suitable for  “other people,” those blessed with creative abilities and talents from birth.

I no longer feel like that. I now believe that everyone is a creative person and creative skill is there to be learned and practiced like any other activity. There are many different ways to be creative and I believe you can find your creative way whenever you want to.

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