September 15, 2021
14 Minutes

Create A Journal In Notion

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have created a template for journaling in Notion. You can use the template to start or build upon your journaling habit.

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Table Of Contents

1. Create Your Notion Account

2. Creating A Table In Notion

3. Creating The Journal Template

4. Using Your Journal Template

1. Create Your Notion Account

Sign up for a Notion account (or log into your account).

If you're creating a new account, you can delete the recommended templates. In this project, we will be making a journal in Notion from scratch.

2. Creating A Table In Notion

To begin, set the style of your Notion. Click the ellipses in the top-right. And, select 'Mono' (or your preferred style).

Now, click 'Table'. Title it, 'Journal'.

Click the icon beside the page name (left-hand side panel), and locate the 'Memo' emoji. That emoji represents the journal.

Your table should have the following headings:

3. Creating The Journal Template

Hover over the first-cell under 'Entry', and click 'Open' (open as a page).

As before, set the style of your Notion. Click the ellipses in the top-right. And, select 'Mono' (or your preferred style).

Let's complete the top half of the page.

Let's complete the bottom half of the page.

Press the forward-slash on your keyboard, then select 'Callout'.

Enter, 'Morning'. And change the emoji to the sun.

To change the colour of the callout, hover over the ellipses. Then, hover over 'Colour' and change the background colour to your preference.

Now, hover over the callout. Click the ellipses, and select 'Duplicate'.

For the new callout, change the text to 'Evening'. And the emoji to a moon.

Under 'Morning', press the forward-slash, then select 'H3 Title'.

For the text, enter 'What Am I Grateful For?'.

Create a second prompt under the morning. Press the forward-slash, then select 'H3 Title'. And, for the text, enter 'How Can I Make Today Great?'.

Drag to place the prompts beside each other.

Under each heading, press the forward-slash, then select 'Divider'.

Under each prompt, create a numbered list from one to three.

Under 'Evening', press the forward-slash, then select 'H3 Title'.

For the text, enter 'What Great Things Happened?'.

Create a second prompt under the evening. Press the forward-slash, then select 'H3 Title'. And, for the text, enter 'How Can I Improve Tomorrow?'.

Repeat the same process as for 'Morning'. Place the prompts side-by-side, place dividers underneath each of the headers, and create a numbered list.

4. Using Your Journal Template

When using your journal, you'll increment the 'Title' each day. You'll change the 'Date' according to your entry, similarly with the 'Location'. And, in the evening, you'll 'Rate' your day from one to five.

In the morning, you'll write three things you're grateful for. And, three things you can do to make your day splendid.

In the evening, you'll write three great things that happened. And, three things you can improve upon tomorrow.

If you navigate to the 'Journal' page, you'll have a snapshot of each entry.

To create a new entry, hover over a previous entry, click the ellipses and select 'Duplicate'. Then, you can drag it to the top, open it, and begin your entry.

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