Write It Down
I once heard Elisabeth Elliot say that a person doesn't really know what she's thinking until she writes it down. I find that true. When I write in my journals, I clarify what I think - I bring my thoughts together into some sort of cohesive (or sometimes incoherent) mass.
When I take the time to write down ideas of things to make, recipes to try, projects to complete, I find the very act of writing stimulates me to think of even more ideas.
And I refer back to my journals - they are more than diaries, they are the developing story of who I am.
I've never decorated a journal before - this is my first, but it won't be my last. So much fun.