Journaling is a therapeutic practice.

It’s also a valuable part of working magic.

Keeping records of your work allows you to consult notes regarding herbal or incense blends, timing, successes and failures, origins of ideas, references, and experiments with energies of various
supplies and components.

Partnering or uniting the concepts of reflective self-care journaling and magical journaling in pursuit of self-care just makes sense.

You’ll have more than one magical and/or self-care journal in your life, so don’t get too caught up in finding the perfect one to last forever.

Any blank journal or notebook that is pretty and makes you happy or relaxed when looking at it is good.

Do you already keep a magical journal, recording your energy work, spells, and rituals?

Decide if you want to have a separate self-care journal or if you’re going to use your existing magical journal for that purpose.

Do what feels right for you.

You can always start one way and switch later if your initial choice doesn’t work for you.

A self-care journal tip:

Glue an envelope to the back cover, or use washi tape to tape the bottom and side of the last two pages to make a pocket open at the top.

This allows you to keep loose things in it.

The following rituals will help get you started with your journaling practice.

The first is a simple technique to bless your new self-care journal.

The second establishes optimal conditions to allow a productive journaling session.