Life is stressful, but the military life even more so. It is possible you have heard people talk about using journaling as a form of stress relief. Use a journal to write out your feelings and to deal with them. Visualizing how you feel, can often help you to work through those emotions and move forward. Journaling is so much more than just simply keeping a diary, however. These days, journaling has become more of an art form, than the act of keeping a diary of your day to day life.

Here are some tips to help get you started on your journaling adventure:

– Go ahead and spend the money on that super fancy journal
– Choose the right pen or pens: find something you love to write with, and color coordinate if that is your thing!
– Peruse sites like Pinterest for ideas on how to get the most out of your journaling experience
– Use your journal to track thoughts, ideas, quotes, bucket lists, and more
– Make it your own!

Have you thought about using journaling as an outlet? Or do you journal already?