Journaling has been such a vital tool for both Nick and I, especially in the last few years as we’ve grown to appreciate the art of reflection and meditation. Thanks to journaling, I have tangible proof of growth when I can look back and read how far I’ve come with my own insecurities and personal growth in literally every area. The few minutes it takes to put pen to paper has proved to be such a great investment! Keeping a journal has helped us learn how to set goals, organize our thoughts, create inspiration, and reduce stress (woo!).

We’ve given our boys their own notebooks in the past, but what we’ve found is that it’s easier to do something new with clear direction. That’s why Nick created this template for them to use – and they’re actually using it! I think now more than ever we want to encourage our kids to write, not just because they are going to be out of school for an indefinite amount of time, but because this might help them process and cope during what can be potentially be a stressful season. 

Please download and let us know what you think! We hope this is worth your kid’s time as well!

Daily Youth Journal