Rustico Blog — Journaling and Techniques

5 Reasons You Should Use a Fountain Pen

5 Reasons You Should Use a Fountain Pen

There’s no doubt about it, writing with a fountain pen is a matchless experience. Anyone who prefers this style of writing instrument likely has a unique view on what it means to put pen to paper. As journal enthusiasts, that’s us too. Writers understand the importance of a good pen, including bestselling author Stephen King. Fun fact: He wrote his novel Dreamcatcher entirely by hand with his fountain pen, calling it “the world’s finest word processor.” Here are 5 reasons you should use a fountain pen:   1. Writing is More Effortless If you’ve ever done a lot of writing...

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9 Different Ways to Use Your Journal

9 Different Ways to Use Your Journal

We have a lot of obsessions in life and journaling is one of them. Some of you are natural writers and can effortlessly compose page after page. Others are modern-day Picassos sketching brilliant works of art on a whim. For those of us who are not there yet, we have some ideas you may enjoy next time you start a blank page.    1. For Personal Reflection The best project you'll ever work on is yourself and journaling can help you get there. It's a great way to create some space for yourself and the benefits involved in keeping a journal can...

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How Gratitude Has Changed My Life

How Gratitude Has Changed My Life

Do you think of gratitude practice as a method of self-care? Probably not, but you should! If you make practicing gratitude a habit, the chemistry of your body and brain will change. From these changes, you can expect various benefits to your physical health and emotional wellbeing. One of the top ways to practice gratitude is by keeping a gratitude journal. While there are many techniques for doing so, we’ve created our Gratitude Journal with special templated pages designed by Rustico founder and CEO, Isaac Childs. Isaac has kept a gratitude journal for years; his style of journaling helped influence...

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How Journaling Makes You More Productive

How Journaling Makes You More Productive

Whether you have a lot of time on your hands or just a little, how you use that time makes all the difference. Increasing productivity in your life can completely change it and, for this, we suggest writing in your journal. Journaling can give you the edge you need to make the very most of your time. Here are 4 reasons to begin today.   Improve Focus When you go analog, you have fewer distractions, which is why we highly recommend it! Who doesn’t need less screen time anyway? Boost Creativity Ever had a genius idea strike when you weren’t...

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