Start calendar journaling like the journal page pictured above. I found this wonderful example of a journal calendar on Pintarest. The “pinner” Peachy Fernado, has thousands of images on her Pintarest Board. And there are many amazing examples of calendar journaling online, some of them like the one here do not give credit to the artist. I would love to know who created this calendar!
I find this kind of art therapy to be extremely valuable. It’s a fun and creative way to write down your daily activities, thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The combinations and permutations of approaches are endless. When you start to let yourself create, it can be a healing surprise to see what shows up for you. It can make journaling something interesting and refreshing if you need a new approach. The images and words you write down can be used in poems and stories you write later.
You can keep track of your thoughts and inspirations for writing in this way. It’s compact and doesn’t take much time. If it is intimidating to start doing artwork, try beginning with collage. This gives you the opportunity to cut and paste images from magazines or old calendars, etc. rather than drawing yourself. Some of these kinds of calendars contain ticket stubs or other everyday items that commemorate a special event. You might want to use something from a Playbill or brochure that will help you remember your activity.
For more ideas, look for calendar journaling online, and have fun!