Along with doodling, writing has always been such a central part of my wellbeing toolkit. I try and write something, anything, every morning and/or evening.
Here are some ideas for both older and littler minds to get started with this happy-boosting habit.
Free-writing and Morning pages
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, developed the concept of morning pages. It is a simple habit of waking up and writing by hand at least 3 pages of whatever comes into your head, every morning. Try it once or twice and before you know it you'll have a writing habit.
It is simply amazing for mood. It helps process emotion, opens your creative flow tap, notice and calm your inner critic, and clear your mind for the day ahead.
I developed this lovely A5 notebook to help you get started, but really you just need a piece of paper.
journalling For little minds
It's never too early to start healthy happy habits. However, my little girls (aged 4 and 6) needed more guidance, and I couldn't find a suitable journal for them which didn't rely on writing too much. So I designed one for them instead, and now I'm sharing it with you for the little people in your life too.
The Well Cool Journal is a more guided, special doodling & writing space for children of all ages to offload their day, their worries, and to find and celebrate their own unique sparkle. Suitable for all ages from 3 onwards – draw, scribble, write – there are no rules about how to express what’s going on in their little minds.
Let's create together!