Stop Wasting Weekends Presents:
Outdoor Adventure Journal Challenge! – Day Five
You’ve made it! You’re at the end of the Outdoor Adventure Journal challenge!
Hopefully, you have made it through all of the previous 4 days of this Outdoor Adventure Journal Challenge! If so, then you know…..
- You know WHY you need to create and Outdoor Adventure Journal.
- You know what Supplies you NEED to start.
- You know HOW to start your Outdoor Adventure Journal.
- You have a TON of Resources and Inspiration to get you going in the right direction.
Quick note! Go back and read those articles to get all the resources you need to start your own Outdoor Adventure Journal!
Getting Started and Staying Inspired
Sometimes it’s still hard to get started. To know where to begin and what to do. Remember, because you are making an index at the beginning of this, your Outdoor Adventure Journal can go in any order you would like! Include a weekly spread for one week, and don’t the next. Include some monthly calendars, and not others. Sketch, draw, paint, journal, plan, however you want. That index will keep things organized for you!
But even with all of that, it is still oftentimes hard to come up with clever, innovative, and unique ideas on your own. Don’t worry, I’m here to help.
And now, you will have about a million (give or take) journal ideas and writing prompts to give you inspiration on your journey! Remember an Outdoor Adventure Journal can include ANYTHING you want it to! And because it can include anything, I’m going to provide you with two different types of inspiration – visual and written.
The first will be Journal Ideas for Pages, which will include pictures and visual ideas for you to recreate for yourself! The second will be journal prompts, which are typically writing or drawing ideas that you can use as a jumping off place to inspire you! Let’s get started!
Journal Ideas for Pages
The very best place you can go for journal ideas and inspiration is Pinterest! I have a special page set up just for you to look at amazing journal ideas, which you can find here!
Meet Up Groups
You can even find Meet Up Groups where you can find others who would inspire you, and you can learn from, and share your creative masterpieces with!
Some classes, such as the ones I’ve linked for you here on SkillShare are free, but others such as bullet journaling classes such as these on Udemy charge. If you are very interested in some specific skill set, such as hand lettering or drawing flowers or leaves, etc. then this might be another option for you to dive even deeper!
The possibilites are endless, and I hope that these resources will give you some amazing inspiration to create your own unique journal ideas!
159 Journal Prompts for Pages
A journal prompt is a statement, idea, or question that is intended to inspire you, or provide something for you to consider or write/draw about. Sometimes we just don’t know where to start when we are writing, and journal prompts are a way to give you journal ideas and inspire you!
These journal prompts are journal ideas for writing, drawing, sketching, and painting. If you make time to do this in your Outdoor Adventure Journal, you will discover so much about yourself and dig deeper into what makes you happy. Sitting quietly in nature, or at home, with these prompts will allow you to clear your mind and focus on yourself 100%. And let’s admit it, we could all use some of that! Don’t let this list overwhelm you! Start where you are, and just pick the ones that speak to you the most!
- Pen testing page – Start with this, so that you can see if your pens/markers bleed through your journal pages!
- Favorite quotes
- Reading list
- Important Dates
- To-do lists
- To-buy lists
- Wish lists
- Bucket list places to visit
- Habit Trackers (water, running, hiking, etc.)
- Dream log
- Restaurants to visit
- National Parks visited (or to visit)
- Packing list for vacation (or road trip, or hike)
- Budget list
- Vacation budget
- Grocery lists
- Places You have Been – Places you Want to Go!
- Month in Review (Year in review, Week in review…)
- Television shows watched
- Future Project List (Home projects list)
- Self-care goals
- Gratitude list
- Passwords (JUST KIDDING! Don’t write your passwords down!)
- Family Contacts
- Food log
- Meal Planning log
- Campgrounds visited and details
- Birdwatching details
- Sketching nature/birds/trees
- Learning about the nature you sketched or painted
- Learning a new skill (watercolor, pastels…)
- Savings Goals
- Holiday Planning
- Gift purchases (birthdays, Christmas…)
- Bible verses to journal about
- Best Websites (www.VanAdieu.com of course!)
- Things you love
- Things you want to do
- Recipes to try
- Schedule (kids, work, summer….)
- Reading Challenge
- Monthly Savings Goals
- 30 days of decluttering
- Bill tracker
- Sketches of flowers
- Goals and rewards
- Seasonal to-do lists for your home
- Brain dumps
- Yearly Word to Inspire You
- Books you have already read (and insights about them)
- Monthly memories
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly schedule
- Vision boards
- Travel Journal
- Travel Boards
- Party planning
- Favorite songs
- Weather (Seriously, some people track the weather every day for the year!)
- Bills – Due Dates
- Debt Snowball (or payoff calculator!)
- Activity schedules
- Baby Names
- DIY Home projects
- Craft projects you’ve done
- Craft projects you want to do
- Funny things your children say
- Favorite You Tube Channels
- Favorite book quotes
- Let your kiddo make a page
- Things that make you laugh, cry, etc.
- Wedding plans
- Newborn feeding/eating/sleeping (or lack thereof)
- Thank you notes
- Geocaching sites
- Birdwatching activities
- Constellations seen
- Favorite childhood memories/toys/events
- Best/worst day ever
- What character/time period would you like to meet/live in.
- Describe your heros
- Learn to draw something new
- Learn to use watercolors
- Write about your faith and your journey
- Volunteer work
- Write about your worries/why/are they realistic/how to stop them
- Draw or write about your favorite seasons
- Draw the same bit of nature (tree, lake, etc.) during different times of the year
- Favorite poem (with illustrations and thoughts by you)
- Ways you can pay it forward
- Ways to recycle
- Achievements you would like to accomplish
- Favorite words
- Favorite people
- What do you love about life?
- Monthly Calendar
- Bucket list for places you want to visit
- Listing of places you have visited
- Review of campgrounds visited
- Review of gear used
- Review of hikes taken/adventures
- Recording the weather
- Record sit spot seasons – sit in the same spot over the seasons and record the differences.
- Record tracks of animals – sketch them, and then research what they are
- Birdwatching notes
- Sketching birds
- Think of different crafts or hobbies you would like to learn how to do
- Use a small envelope to keep seeds and record when/where you found them
- Leaf or tree rubbings
- Nature stamps (collect objects and paint them and press into your journal)
- Smear some juice from a berry or fruit that is in the wild that you are drawing.
- Sit and be still. Think, what does this flower, insect, tree, cloud remind me of. Journal away!
- Lists of birds, trees, animals, insects, leaves, or flowers you have observed
- Bible Verses – Journaling and praying in God’s word in His creation of nature is very powerful
- Healthy Habits Tracker – Drinking water, exercising, hiking, etc
- Creative pages for drawing quotes, ideas, poetry, etc.
- Write how the natural world is interacting with itself
- Write poetry yourself!
- See if anything surprises you, and write about it
- Geocaching or letterboxing finds
- If hiking at night, write or draw the constellations you see
- Write memories of your childhood or those from your life you want to memorialize
- Think of questions you want to ask loved ones
- Meal Planner for the week/month
- Books you wish to read/books you have read
- Wish List for presents you would like
- Present Tracker list for friends and family
- Contacts list
- Life Milestones
- Websites you love
- Daily To-Do Lists
- Weekly Devotionals
- Daily Prayer Lists
- Sleep Patterns
- Medical Trackers
- Mood Trackers
- Step Trackers
- Movies to Watch
- Car/RV/Van maintenance dates
- Bill payments
- Wish List
- Birthday List
- Password List
- Packing List for Road Trip
- Gratitude Pages
- Things You Love about yourself
- Survival Notebook (a video for amazing one can be found here).
And that is what I want to highlight: Don’t worry about not being perfect or making mistakes! We can always do better because doing more of a thing makes us better at it, which means we can never be perfect, because we will surpass ourselves again and again. There is no perfection, only what you can do now, which of course will not be as good as what you can do after you practice!!! Do what you can do now with joy, without worry about perfection, and let the creativity come at your own pace, and enjoy the process!
End of the Challenge – Beginning of a Journey!
Thank you again for joining me on this amazing journey to create your own Outdoor Adventure Journal! I love this idea so much, and am so inspired when I see other’s creative work! I would love, love, love (times a million) love it if you would share your journal ideas and your journal creations with me!
The best way to share you journal ideas and your creations with me is to either share them on our Facebook page, or if you don’t want them to be shown in the public but still want to share them with me, then please email them to [email protected] or send me a message in Facebook messenger! Just find us at @VanAdieuCrew on Facebook!
I’m SO LOOKING FORWARD to seeing what you come up with, and your creative ideas!
Adieu for now!