Tips for Getting the Most Out of the My Animal Spirit JournalsAug 05, 2023
Looking for a way to connect with your inner owl, tiger, or… unicorn? We have just the thing for you - our My Animal Spirit Journal series! Each edition in the series features original paintings, photographs, or illustrations by amazingly talented artists on the cover; inside you’ll find writing prompts to help you unleash your inner beests to help you overcome obstacles, face fears, and simply explore your feelings through a new lens. To help you get started, here are a few tips to help connect with My Animal Spirit journals.
Bear Journal, Cover art by Karen Sehn
The bear is known for its strength, resilience, and really great hugs. While we can’t confirm that last one, we can say that using this journal to reflect on times when we’ve had to be strong and resilient (while not losing touch with our softer sides) has been beneficial. Writing about your day and some challenges you faced may guide you to a solution. On a tough day, write down your thoughts and feelings in the journal. Don't worry about being coherent or making sense; let it all out. Once you've finished, close the journal and put it away for a while. You'll be surprised at how much better you'll feel once you've expressed your emotions.
Best for: getting through tough times, building confidence, and handling big feelings.
Fox Journal Cover Art by Aldea Gerard
The fox is known for its cleverness, adaptability, and being fantastic. Use this journal to reflect on times when you had to think on your feet and come up with creative solutions while adapting to new situations. Write about what worked and what didn't. Write down things you're grateful for. It's easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of life, but focusing on the positive can help shift your mood. Each day, write down three things you're grateful for in your journal. It can be as simple as a cup of coffee, a phone call with a friend, or a beautiful butterfly you saw.
Best for: strategizing, coming up with solutions, getting focus.
Unicorn Journal Cover Art by Dominique Siver
The unicorn is a symbol of magic, wonder, and, quite possibly, glitter. Use this journal to explore your own sense of amazement and imagination. Write about things that inspire and fill you with a sense of awe. Use the journal to capture your dreams; when you wake up, write down everything you remember about them. Don't worry about making sense of them or analyzing them; jot down any details that come to mind. You might be surprised at what insights you can gain from your subconscious mind.
Best for: daydreams, doodles, and gratitude.
Owl Journal Cover Art by Christy Lemp
The owl is a symbol of wisdom and intuition. Use this journal to reflect on times you’ve had to rely on your intuition to make decisions. Write about how you knew what to do and the successful results. Use this journal to set goals and track your progress. Write down a game plan that you're going to follow in the coming weeks, months, or years. Then, each day, write down the steps you take toward achieving those goals. Celebrate your successes and learn from any setbacks you encounter.
Best for: making big decisions, exploring changes, and tracking progress.
Wildebeest Journal Cover Art by Laura Thorne
The wildebeest is known for its perseverance and endurance. Use this journal to reflect on times when you’ve had to keep going, even when things were tough. Write about what kept you moving forward and how you felt when you finally reached your goal; record your accomplishments. Write it down in your journal when you achieve something, no matter how small. This will help you see how much you've accomplished over time and boost your confidence. Sometimes we cannot know how far we’ve gone until we look at where we came from; make sure to celebrate those leaps.
Best for: challenges over time, exploring your unique you, and documenting journeys.
Tiger Journal Cover Art by Kimberley Aludea
The tiger is known for its power, grace, and cereal flakes. Use this journal to reflect on times you have felt powerful and in control. Write about how it felt to be in that state and what you did to get there. Perhaps it was a healthy breakfast and some fun activity to get the body moving. After a rough day, write down your thoughts and feelings in the journal. Don't worry about being coherent or making sense. Let it hear you roar. Once you've finished your entry, close the journal and put it away for a while. You might be surprised at how much better you'll feel once you express your emotions.
Best for: times when you need courage, end of the day venting, and stealthy secrets.
No matter what you use your journal for, writing is an excellent way to release thoughts and feelings to help you gain focus. By using these prompts, you can tap into the different aspects of your personality and explore what makes you unique. We hope this leads to a more vital awareness of who you are as a person and helps identify your needs, beat your most trying obstacles, and achieve your dreams. Additionally, they make really great unique gifts. To see more and read more in depth descriptions, check them out on Amazon.