Does drawing in your journal about how you felt that day count?

Brian J.
Yes! I would say that any entry is better than none. And art is expression, a way to get your thoughts out but also to meditate and let your mind flow in the same way that words can.
Jessie E.
Yes it Does becuse sometimes people doesn’t want to write about their feelings so the draw, and if you feel sad you maby going to be happy when you draw 🙂
Johanne Z.
I think so… then there are all the emotions I felt. But sometimes you just don't feel like drawing, so you can leave the writing space.
Marin S Q.
Ifeel like drawing in my journal is not really my way i like short and simple I also like feeling satisdied by my day so at the end of everyday I jusy go through what ive done and make a to do list for the next day
Oscar S.
Drawing in my journal is so relaxing i can take my mind of the most stressful things and just doodle away!! I really recommend this!I hope this helps!!✨🫶🏽✨
Kalinka C.
For me it does count because i get to express my feelings without causing any harm to anyone which is everything about my goals. It helps me calm down without causing a mess
Ava Z.
Yes! In my opinion, as long as you are spending this time purposefully to your self and you use it as a way to look back and reflect on your day or whatever your writing about I think it does count. I love to draw and sometimes I'm unable to find the words to express how I feel or imagine so I draw it. Also I feel like journaling does not just have to be for writing, I think it could also serve pose pose as just time to unwind/unplug however you would like, weather it be drawing, painting, crafting, or writing.
Rocxer C.
All you got to remember is that its valid, anything you feel right now. Thereafter, you take the necessary action that feels right to you to process & reflect.
Edan U.
100%. I take the “journaling” time to do something that centers me, so I don’t feel pressured to perform. Personally, I play a calming, repetitive app on my phone like Boba Story that gives me a minute to space out and collect my thoughts.
Muneet Q.
Yes because it can be a way to express your feelings through words or drawing as long as you are happy and grateful for yourself.
Dhruva Z.
Yes because ever drawing has a great story behind it. And drawing is just the same way of showing your feelings then writing.
Kaat N.
Of course, it’s more about creating a moment of reflection and recollection of your day than the actual action of writing for me
Marin Z.
You should also know that for me it's really an important action because it helps you unload, for example today I had a hard day, I drew what I felt and I freed myself
Genevieve M.
I think that should count. The journal is there so you can express your feelings, and art is a form of expression. Sometimes I write songs in mine.
Nour R.
Drawing is good for you. It is exercise for the eyes, hands, and mind and it can be a form of visual thinking, an outlet for emotions, and a record of a moment in time.
The act of drawing slows you down. When you draw, you take the time to really look at something, to analyze it and reproduce it. You’re not simply taking a photo and moving on to the next image. You become very aware of form, proportion, and color. You come to understand light and shadow and how they reveal and define form. This awareness translates into other areas of life as well.
Jeremiah O.
Yes of course if you are doing as your way of expressing your feelings but if you are considering it to be like a perfect art piece then it can be really challenging. I have always felt to do these things in idealised way but it should always be done in your customized way or what suits you the best at the moment.
Jon V.
Yeah it is great, like this day I've beeen more self aware by journaling and i have been understanding my thoughts and things that happened i managed to visualize and understand them
Vero E.
Yes but writing is preferred because you are saying what you feel. But that what works for me so if drawing works for you when journaling, keep doing that ❤️!
Raquel G.
Definitely, I think any sort of reflection on your day is beneficial. I would just be sure to put intention behind your drawing and make sure it will convey to you at a later time the thoughts and feelings you were experiencing during that time
Erin A.
I do believe in someway, but I feel like an image can be hard to interpret for a feeling. Sometimes it may be misunderstood or have to be explained, and maybe one might not want to explain it.
Johan P.
Yes. It can help you express your feelings in a way words can’t. It’s your journal, so you can make it yours however you want
Dylan G.
I would say it does. For someone like me, drawing is not the best way for me to convey my feelings though for another it may be sufficient.
Lisuarte Q.
I think it does. Sometime there are no words to express how a person feels. Or maybe you can find the words but they just don't feel like it's enough. Art has always been a form of expression, so why not use it when you need to express yourself most.
Johnny R.
For sure. If I understood you right u mean the picture of my notebook I bought? I have a purple crystal with golden pieces. I can link it with my feeling. I think am as beautiful as this rock. And shiny the same way. And can bring satisfying for people
Giulia T.
I think it does as it gives you time to reflect on how your day was and how your feeling the way you want to and I think it can feel really nice to add drawings about what your feeling to your journal 😊
Timothee Q.
I think it does. Sometimes we can draw our feeling better then we can write them. Different people express themselves in different ways.
Sarai R.
Yes, it does. Some people are better at drawing than at writing, or they just feel more like that in a specific moment. If you can express your feelings in drawings is maybe better.
Nev N.
Of course! It’s your journal and you can express your feelings in any way. Words and drawings can both express how you feel through numerous ways. Just like an artist who has done many masterpieces, they definitely put emotion and stories behind them and you can do the same!
Romane T.
Yes, the things you write or draw in your journal about how you felt one day d count because you are writing or drawing it down
Hadassah P.
In my opinion yes because I like drawing and sometimes when I draw in my journal, it represents my feelings during that day and helps me to calm down so I think it’s part of something you should do your journal
Shawn S.
Yes, i feel drawing an emotion as an object can help me feel a sense of closure for the day. It can also count as a relaxing session too.
Cait F.
It depends, I don’t often want to remember negative moments but I always remember how I felt during that time, in that place or at that event so journaling can help me to reflect on my thoughts and let go of how I felt easier, down the road versus compartmentalizing what happened and how I felt.
Samaia N.
Yes as one picture can replace thousands of words and a picture may show more meaning based on the perspective of a person
Liliana W.
yes! Drawing is another way to express how you feel. I do it like that sometimes. It works perfectly. it is nice to show some emotions on paper in anyway.
Stephanie Z.
Of course it does! Drawing can be just as expressive as writing. Painters and other artists have been using sketches and artwork for years. It’s one of the most beautiful ways to express yourself.
Ava N.
Yes! Drawings can show just as much emotions as words! Most famous artists have their art become famous due to the emotion behind. Whatever way you can find to express your emotions, do it!
Alex U.
Of course! No matter what you are putting in your journal, if you are actively using it, then you’re journaling. Everyone journals differently; you just have to find what’s best for you! Sometimes we don’t have the motivation to write about our day, so if drawing would get it off your chest then do that 🙂
Wes N.
Yes, I think so. Whether thru my words or artwork, I’m still expressing how I’m feeling and where “I'm at” – it doesn’t matter what the medium or the tool(s) I use to express myself. Sometimes the feel of the pen in my hand just keeps me writing, writing, writing. Other times specific pictures or even a design can better reflect my mood. I go with the flow!
Lebogang X.
Yes it definitely does. Taking the time to express yourself and being able to reflect on it always counts. It doesn’t matter wether you chose to write it down and draw it out.
Phyllis N.
I definitely think it counts! Sometimes even thought dumping feels overwhelming so I doodle and I don't even write a word.
Alice S.
yes!!!! absolutely!!!!! anything that you do to increase your mindfullness counts and is important!

everyone processes emotions/encounters/life in different ways- it’s fine if your journal reflects that and looks different than other peoples

Vincent W.
um YES!! i showed my therapist my journal, full of drawings, notes, important things, silly things, doodles, thoughts, and anything you could think of. we talked about why it calmed me and at the end of it all i was happy to conclude that my journal is a physical version of my brain!! sometimes, when your brain feels like it is going 100 miles per hour, it helps to express it in any way you can. your brain works in a non linear way, and by putting any of the mumble jumble up there down into a paper, in any way, is awesome and will help you figure out what’s going on up there.
Simon A.
I think so yeah like it's still talking it's just like talking in another language and to talk in another language is fine
Anoushka I.
Absolutely! Journaling doesn’t always means writing long essays and filling up pages. It’s just a method to “brain dump” without the inherent guilt of “trauma dumping” on a loved one. Journaling should make you feel relieved, like a heavy load being taken off of you. It’s there to take some of the pressure off you and help you declutter your thoughts and then proceed to think things through. So do whatever helps: writing, drawing, photo cutouts, song lyrics you relate to, etc. Do what feels right to you, not what the rule book says!
Joyce S.
It does! Drawing and art can sum up feelings as well- maybe even better- as words can. Art is expressive, and it can show how you feel or how your day went.
Sara O.
I am pretty sure it does. If you are the type of person who thinks in images it is common to want ro draw your feelings, emotions and thoughts. I think in images, but I am extremely bad at drawing, so sometimes I write in figurative speech, more like a poem or prose. So if you doodle tour experiences, it is just as valid as writing in your journal
Nupur W.
Absolutely, drawing shows your creative side and helps you hype up, like a simple smiley or flower etc can motivate you more.
Aldemar Q.
I never tried it, so my judgement might not be on point, i feel like i could do it from time to time but i don’t think it could be an everyday thing
Ivy Z.
Yes, it pretty much counts. Coz drawings have meanings as well. A drawing could also describe a situation in ways which words cannot describe
Alizee Z.
I believe 100% that drawing counts as how you felt that day counts towards expressing your emotions or thoughts many people feel in many different similar circumstances like for example someone telling you to listen to a song they really like or a sad song that expresses the way they’re feeling there’s so many ways we can express our emotions through different interest or hobbies that can truly show how one is feeling if one pays close attention to the meaning or reason they may feeling that way
Alex G.
Yes in my opinion it does . I think that it actually helps describing better about that day with emotional expressions just by the drawing.
Ma Lie Q.
If that’s the way you find most easy to express yourself, it counts. So long as you make an effort to highlight the positive parts and emotions of your day in addition to the negative ones you may have had, I think it’s beneficial, and that’s the whole point. 🙂 If you don’t struggle finding the words, I would recommend writing out a few words or sentences beside or on the backside of your drawing too~ I find that being able to reread the words I’ve written in the past has provided me with a good scope on how far I’ve come, and it has also be therapeutic or comforting when I find myself having a hard time.
Milan N.
I absolutely think so! Journaling is not only a collection of thoughts as words, it’s your form of self-expression. Whether that’s a paragraph, poem, story, metaphors, doodles, comics, etc. If it feels right to you and helps you de-stress, it’s just fine!
Elisabeth E.
It does count. It will give you time to think about what you did that day and the mistakes and good choices you made. And when you do it, it makes you feel better somehow.
Alwin O.
Yes. For some people, drawing in a journal or a notebook use the same creative flow that writing in a journal does. The only difference is that drawing is more of an aggressive(?) Form of creativity than writing is, meaning that with drawing, you can immediately put down colors and shapes, which are commonly linked to thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, while writing might need more time to thoroughly think through what needs to be said. For some.people, drawing in a journal might be even better form of emotional communication and documentation than writing in a journal. If this is you, go right ahead and scribble that journal with your own shapes and colors. 😀
Jeannie F.
I think drawing is just as impactful as writing. We often think of words as the most effective, important way to communicate, but in reality there are so many things about images and other senses like touch and smell that convey messages that words just can’t. Drawing can often reveal secrets about ourselves that we might be hiding- things that might feel too scary to say or write. So yes, I do think drawing in your journal counts.
Louise C.
yes! drawing in your journal can bring just as much information and emotion as writing can if not, more. (thanks for the idea :))
Isaac U.
Yes. Drawing your feelings is a great way to better understand how you really feel and give you more of a chance of overcoming negative feelings.
Hani X.
Yes, because I can express, what kind of event I experienced, how I felt about the event and so much more through drawing.
Nova N.
Yeah definitely! Drawing is a way of expressing yourself, so it is completely valid! Its also your journal, there are no rules to follow 🙂
Aiden X.
Not entirely you have to really think hard and writing down words kinda helps you know
But it’s up to you there’s no law yet
Nurten O.
Yes it counts, your expressing your day threw drawing. Besides, its more important to be consistent, so if drawing will help you stay more consistent with journalling then its what you should do.
Savannah T.
Hi there! Answering to your question, I think, yes! All kinds of self-expression count, including writing, drawing or whatever your mind can come up with. The thing is, I believe, to show what you feel, no matter which way is used to do it. So, enjoy your day and let all your feelings be heard 😉
Eduardo R.
Absolutely. It’s all about getting how you feel on paper. Some days it may be a long paragraph about how the day went. Other times you may have to use a photo to explain it. Sometimes a photo can bring back the memory too
Jed I.
Yes I think that writing in my journal of how I felt that day would make a change to your next day as I feel that if I was sad and not having a good day I would then try and make it better the next day. But if I am feeling great that day I would think that what can I do the next day that would make me feel even more confident
Ava C.
Yes. It lets me let out all my feelings even if their small or big. I just really like the journal it’s also like a diary
Shany P.
It does count, cause at the end it’s about letting out how you feel and keep a record of the progress you’ve been doing. Do what works for you
Melisa B.
A picture is worth a thousand words! Sometimes it’s easier to show emotion and your current thought process through drawing it rather than putting words to it. Some feelings, you just can’t put into words.
Una X.
Yes, because if you feel like you can’t express how you felt that day in writing, you can draw it out. It’s also helpful when you’re stuck in writing!
Kieron Q.
Yes, of course it counts. Your journal is yours, it is your way of making sense of the day and life.
You may express your feelings in any way that you feel brings you joy and being creative is a wonderful way to journal.
Ella Z.
Of course it counts. It doesn’t matter what you put in your journal, the idea is to visualize your mind on it, in the way you feel more comfortable with.
Jazzy X.
I do believe that drawing in my journal about how I feel counts because it's still a creative way for me to express myself and my thoughts. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Caleb E.
It is a out expressing the feelings whatever form that takes. Often the act of getting it out is more important than the form.
Teahelahn X.
It is perfectly okay to draw what you feel. What counts more than anything is your making the time to reflect, and take time for yourself. Challenge yourself to dig deeper if you feel drawn to do so!
Candace J.
Drawing in my journal does count because it still gives me that releif and sense of understanding that writing in my journal does.
Jumana N.
Yes, you’re expressing your emotions and what you have felt that day by drawing. Some people express their emotions by writing, singing, or whatever they love doing. If drawing is your thing and it relaxes you, then do it.
Zahra E.
Absolutely. When I draw something reflective of my emotions, I would have a better understanding about myself and can try to find solutions.
Cameron C.
Yes. When I draw, I am usually blanking with my vocabulary, or I don’t know what to write. It always comes back to me as a learning experience. And it’s something I can look back at! It all connects and flows like the channel of glory
Ronald E.
I don’t personally – I like the idea of neatly writing out the events of the day and how I felt about them – but drawing your thoughts and feelings is more of a creative outlet, so I think that’s good too.
Gerald J.
Drawing in journals is just like writing in them. Everyone is different and for some people drawing how they feel is better then writing. When you both draw and write you think through things that may be useful to think through. And you release stress:)
Isabella F.
I personally think that counts drawing makes me feel I’ve expressed myself on paper. It’s almost as therapeutic as writing.
Nerci S.
Yes. Drawing about your feelings in your journal really pays off. Explore your deepest thoughts and feelings about your experiences when you draw in your journal.
Asb N.
I don’t think so because writing it out helps me and process my feelings better. I am not an artist so I personally find that more frustrating than calming. I can’t speak for others though!
Emily C.
I think if imagery is a way you express emotion it can be. For me, I'd probably rarely draw (mostly because I'm not good at it)
Sophia O.
Drawing in your journal about how you felt that day counts as journaling because you’re reflecting on your day/feelings, and expressing your emotions. Isn’t that what journaling is about?
Elisa T.
I believe it does because that’s another form of expression. It doesn’t have to always be written. As long as you can reflect on it then you are fine.
Casey C.
Writing in my journal allows me to clear my mind and realize that what’s important in my life I already have …. I’m not a judge or a jury but neither are people who believe that can belittle me or take things upon me , I gave coco my get outta jail free card from my monopoly game without having to snitch so hopefully I don’t get into any real trouble , being a homebody is really important to me .
Emily N.
Yes! Drawing is a good way to let your ideas flow and to show how you’re feeling, especially if you don’t feel like writing a lot
Jakob X.
I think anything involving writing typing even using voice to text to get your feelings emotions start out counts as journaling
Brittany F.
Of course it does! I do it all the time. Sometimes I don’t have energy to string a sentence together, so I’ll let the pen glide into an image or whatever I feel like drawing.
Yeona P.
Of course. It's all about expressing, and sometimes words are just not enough or don't work. A drawing can tell a story the same way as words can.
Tracey R.
Yes, sometimes we say actions are better than words and I think in this case too if you feel like you can’t express what you feel with words or letters then just move your hand on your journal and express yourself through that mouvement.
Ryan O.
Not only does it count, I think it's a great idea. In fact, I'm going to do that right now. But I think writing is the technique to be 100% accurate.
Christian J.
Yes!!because you can tell something about how you really felt, you can be completely open and honest and no one will judge you!!also it help yourself to understand yourself better
Often we feel like no one has time to listen and no one would understand…but here are mo such thaughts!!it’s also a way to sort you thaughts and emotions before you go to sleep,it can help you unwind and relax!!
Clayton U.
Of course at least on my oppinnion. Sometimes I can't say how I feel and then drawing is the best solution to get those things out of my chest. Even when they are good things or not that good. Keep going!
Rachel F.
Yes, a picture is worth at least a thousand words. The raw emotion that can be expressed through artisitic creation is in my opinion, far surpassing that of the limits of language, bith written and spoken. The finite aspect of language restricts us to a certain extent, whereas a picture that you birth from your mind into the materium is an expression of true creativity. This is not to say that writing is not important, rather the chaotic potentiation of creating art is harmonic with the orderful structure of writing. Together, they can express and illuminate any concept, embody and embolden any idea.
Lydia E.
No i don't. I only write down what happened through the day. I'm not good at drawing so I don't draw. But I think I will try to.
Hadz N.
Yes , while I’m writing on my journal 📔 I noticed that adding some drawings is making me feel good about that day and help me interpreting my thoughts on a paper .📝 💭
Jessica P.
I don’t draw in my journal I just write in it. But yes it does help me. I can figure how I’m feeling and kinda how the day will be. It helps me because I get to take time out of my day and just write about whatever. Also it helps me figure what I’m going to do that day. I always want to go to teakwodnow or do something I love. So if I’m having a bad day I will wait until I have soccer or teakwodnow practice and it is something I look forward to
Rosalynn N.
Journaling helps me understand what’s going on inside. I think as long as you are using the time to pause and reflect, it’s fine to draw or write or whatever you feel.
Stasi N.
Yes it does. Sometimes drawing can help you to express your feelings when you don’t know what to write. Sometimes you just don’t have the right words to use. So feel free to draw whenever
Ismail M.
Personally Yes since what are you gonna do if you do it occasionally or rarely then you should not do it since you only have a little memory and personally journal and diary are for the same work no matter what you you write in a diary and draw in journal That's it
Carmella Y.
I feel like expressing words in anyway is considered journaling. I for one will sometimes talk into a voice message and still consider it journaling for the day. Everyone feel better journaling in different ways.
Zoe Q.
of course! any way of expressing your feelings is valid, and drawing your feelings on paper is a way to do that visually. I always love to draw how I’m feeling, whether it be a good thing that happened to me, or a visual representation of my darker thoughts (like a winged monster or something, ooo), because sometimes I think it better communicates how I feel in a faster way and clearer way than writing it out. of course, there are infinitely many ways to express yourself, so don’t limit yourself to just one! you got this, stranger, I believe in you!
Th Odore T.
Absolutely! It’s your journal and it’s something very personal. How you express yourself and your feelings in it are 100% your choice, whatever fits you the best
Jimmie Z.
Writing in a journal about your feelings or about your day can help because it floods out your brain a little bit and that way when you go to bed, you can sleep better because you’ve already thought about everything and you’ve already written it down
Sydney F.
Yes. A drawing wether it was about you day or just scribbles can help you understand how your feeling. As some people say, a picture can speak a thousand words
Raisa E.
YES!!!! it does count but I am bad at thinking and drawing so I just write down how my day went. I think drawing in journal about someone felt that day is the most interesting and creative thing.
Donna Z.
It definately counts and is probably one of the most important things you have set yourself or there has been set for you. It’s a place of reflection where you are able to go over any thoughts you may have had during or at the beginning and in general your thoughts and what they consist at the end of your day.
Brittany C.
It feels like I'm doing something with my life that's better for me in general. Before, everything that was memorable felt kind of forgettable; if you know what I mean. After journaling for a while, everything felt like it made an impact towards myself and pursue a better future for me, and possibly others!
Malou Z.
Yes. If the point of a journal was for it to be marked as an English assignment then the answer would be no. But the point of the journal is to prompt reflection and consideration. Drawing can achieve this and help express inner thoughts and feelings therefore drawing most certainly counts.👍🏻
Farham N.
Yes of course. I mostly do that for myself eider 😂
I think the most important point that this question have is that you are not doing the thing that you like ! Always remember “you only lives once and you should do things that you are more comfortable with and you feel better of doing those”
(Farham)
Luna N.
Absolutely! I like to draw in my journal as well. There’s something about releasing your feelings and thoughts in pictures that makes it cathartic in a different way than just screaming words. Sometimes, even for writers like myself, words fail.
Melissa F.
I don’t draw in a journal as I don’t want to. I value art in every medium or as anything so don’t want to create something I can’t keep or care about or has no value but I did once enjoy drawing ✍️ so I’m not saying I can’t or won’t in the future.
Tomekia Z.
Hello! Thanks for asking a question that I don't usually have an quick answer for lol so let me say "I love quotes!" I see them as similar to affirmations because they have powerful meanings and messages and they work and are facts in life. So in this I have one that sticks in my mind and I use”Everything is always working out for me.”
Francisco J.
Yes it helps me understand trends within my emotions and the triggers that come along with them so i can avoid and reflect in the future
Olive N.
Yes as long as you’re taking time to study, how do you felt that day and write it down somewhere or draw about it but keep record of it. It does count because you are essentially doing what you would do if you are writing in it. Reflecting on your day and describing how you felt basically what you do when you are writing a journal.
Sophie P.
Obviously it does. It is YOUR journal. Only you will decide how you will express yourself, which can be by writing poems, drawing, just writing a paragraph or two, etc.
Spie Q.
Yes, it was like having an honest conversation with yourself. After that I was realizing some issues about myself and that’s a good thing .
Valeta O.
Drawing a journal entry is just as transformative as writing a journal entry. For me, pen to paper creates a unique connection. Once the connection is there, the heart opens and spills over onto the page. A drawing may be just the thing to capture what the heart needs to express.
Marleigh E.
Good advice for a good fun exercise in the morning is to make sure you get a great breakfast and have a good cup of water, this helps with your day and morning to make it more refreshing and relaxing and a more fun workout!

For a great todo list streak is to make sure you’re energetic and to be in a place you feel great writing in ether if it’s your room, out side, whatever it is that helps you to feel like writing!

To me yes! If drawing helps you out the. It would be a great way to express that, sometimes I do it too whenever I don’t have anything to write in my journal or heck I do all the time!

Norah S.
Absolutely! Any type of journaling, whether it be drawing or writing, is still a way to jumpstart the mind to reflect and think about what changes might be needed.
Sss N.
Of course it does. Journaling is about putting into paper what you feel. Whether it’s writing, drawing, doodling. Everyone has their own way of journaling, there is no right or wrong.
Yeezy N.
It does. Drawing is but another form of expression. Translating things from your mind to reality doesn’t always come in the form of word.
Amanda C.
yes! it does, it could really have you feel like you get to vent to someone but that “person” never shares your secrets!!
Gina Z.
Absolutely. Drawing seems more effective, in my opinion, than writing. Some things simply cannot be put into words, but by drawing, you allow yourself to express in an objective manner.
Blaq Q.
I would have to say absolutely because drawing in your journal may not make sense to some people but as long as you drew it and you know why you drew it then it will make sense and mean everything to you as I was always taught drawing is an expression of what you feel inside and articulated by your ideas, thoughts and feelings
Irmela W.
Drawing or doodling in your journal can be just as beneficial as writing in it, art is very therapeutic and I think it definitely counts.
Mark W.
Yes, It allows you to express how you feel through art. Some people might say it doesn't count as Journaling because you're not writing but descriptive words can only do so much without a picture.
Jali B G N.
Most definitely. I believe art is something that can portray exactly how you were feeling in that moment when you can’t find the words. Sometimes there aren’t enough words.
Brandie N.
Yes. Just like writing things out drawing things is another form expressing emotions and thoughts. Different things help different people. I write my thoughts out but some people draw, or sing their feelings and thoughts and some people do other things.
Isavella G.
Of course it does. Journaling is about expressing yourself and understanding yourself by taking the time to reflect. The way you express it is up to you.
Qu Li O.
Drawing is a great way to express your mind and heart in your journal. Drawing is a visualization of what's going on in your mind. It shows how you feel with just a glance instead of reading every single line of what you are writing. It can make you feel at ease. You can draw whatever whenever. It's your journal. So, you get to make the decision.
Margot Y.
Yes and very yes, it's important for making us feel better and more confident, please add this suggestion as soon as possible!
Berfin N.
Yes, of course. Sometimes we may not find the correct words to express ourselves, so instead of try to find the right way to writing and overwhelming ourselves, we can just simply draw some emotions or actions that we were faced that day, if it would be easier and effective for us.
Randall U.
Drawing is good for you. It is exercise for the eyes, hands, and mind and it can be a form of visual thinking, an outlet for emotions, and a record of a moment in time. The act of drawing slows you down.

When you draw, you take the time to really look at something, to analyze it and reproduce it. You’re not simply taking a photo and moving on to the next image. You become very aware of form, proportion, and color. You come to understand light and shadow and how they reveal and define form.

This awareness translates into other areas of life as well.

Karen J.
It does. Drawings are also an expression of how we feel, not necessarily because it is not as straightforward as words it means is not an expression of our emotions.
Zainab Z.
Writing helps me explore my feeling more and to know what bothers me what makes me sad what makes me happy it also helps me to relive bad feelings
Organise my thoughts and discover myself more
Writing makes me happy even when I am not
Eliza E.
I don’t think that I’d be able to express all that I’m feeling with just a drawing. I’d need to include words in there as well.
Helen I.
Yes 101%! Drawing is an amazing way to translate your emotions if you can’t exactly put it into words. Or, if you just aren’t fond of writing. Art can heal!
Sahar X.
Of course, I always was good with words, you may be good with drawing, I think the important thing is what it's represented in your mind
Elizabeth E.
It counts a lot. I've disco ered that my days contains more positive feelings than bad eich helps me apprichiate my life more.
Elvira Z.
I say no. I would describe how you felt in words and stories because then you can go back and read it later on. But, I honestly think if ur artist and creative it wouldn’t hurt to do both 😉
Renee R.
Yes it does. Like myself, I’m not that great at expressing with words, especially about my own thoughts. Drawing will give you more room to express those thoughts.
Alex B.
Yes I feel it counts. Writing my experiences, feelings, musings down appears to allow me a different freedom. Or at least access to things that potentially I couldn’t have explored if I was purely thinking about them or talking about them. Certainly the more I write the deeper the exposure gets. I find it a very calming but exposing process that helps me delve deeper than I might if left to simply thinking. Maybe it has to do with its ability to hold my focus without distraction or reancor me quicker and more completely if I am distracted.
Carrie P.
Yes anything counts my friend I love to draw my feelings or my day if I don’t want to hear how I feel today I find another way to express feelings I can express through colorful dress plant your feelings sing your day be creative and find your comfort in who you are where you are how you are and knowing always that you are your star
Fiorella F.
i feel like it does, as it is a way to liberate emotions and really try to transmit what you felt during the day. it obviously counts if people find it as a relaxing day to cope with different types of emotions, or even just doing it when you feel weell
Joyeeta Q.
I think it does count, considering you are using more creative means to express yourself and your emotions. You are more likely to be more attached and fulfilled if you draw but do remember to reflect on yourself and what you consider to be important to you in your journal alongside it for it to be effective.
Perry U.
I was so focused on writing that I didn't even have time to think about drawing something like decorations or illustrations for my daily journal
Heather A.
Yes. Drawing is a way to express how you're feeling. It also can be helpful for people who have a hard time articulating their thoughts. I know I do.
Abraim Q.
Short answer: Yes. The thing about journaling is not writing as much as you can, or making sure your grammar is correct. It’s about expressing your thoughts and feelings out in the world, no matter how you do it. Just make sure you do it in a way that fit you.
Monica J.
Yes, it relates how you feel visually. It can also help you understand what you are feeling by being able to see what your feelings look
Like.
Steve G.
I think if you can make full sense of and benefit from it later, yes. Lots of times I'll have drawings or vague poems or acronyms or such that make plenty of sense to me at the time but in such a deep way that it doesn't last. If you draw your feelings, make sure it's something that future-you can feel something from, and learn from or appreciate the growth from that emotion, as opposed to just look at and seeing a picture.
Toyin N.
That’s a good question. Perhaps an annotation to assist with the artistic interpretation would suffice. But what is important is to keep a record- so if the drawing can be understood exactly as it was meant, much further down the line it’s fine
Terry Y.
It definitely does. Let your pen/pencil tap into your thoughts for you. And when you go through your journal later,It's also a great way to see how you experienced that day.
Samuel U.
Look actually I'm not drawing on my journal, but I just write whatever I have to share for my. I think that helps me to have focus
Dessirae N.
Yes, anything that expresses your feelings / what you need to vent counts. It’s YOUR journal therefore however you express yourself that helps you is all that matters.
Jade Y.
One hundred percent! Sometimes writing can just feel like too much, a quick drawing can be a great way to keep track of your day without feeling overwhelmed to write an essay!
Cassiey F.
Why, yes, of course. Drawing is an art, a skill of the mind. Drawing illustrates one’s emotions when they can’t find to be able to speak their mind.
Quinn N.
Drawing in a journal is almost the same as writing in one. They both express your feelings but in separate ways. It’s all about what you like doing more and if thats drawing, then go ahead and draw. It’s up to you to decide what counts for journaling your emotions, that’s not anyone else’s decision to make.
L Rke W.
Yes! That’s amazing that you want to draw. As long as you let your feelings flow on to the paper, you can write, draw or paint. You can even had a keepsake. For example add a flower you picked on your good day. Have fun!
Hannah Y.
Yes of course! It’s a good way to express emotions and show exactly how you feel which may have been difficult to show in words
Rose N.
Of course, a journal’s purpose is to express your feelings and talk about your day in general not only to write down things
Dalin X.
Yes it does! As long as you are taking time to reflect on your day or you’re getting some other kind of benefit out of it (e.g. de-stressing, relaxing, etc.) then it definitely counts!
Jaaslyn S.
Journaling is different for everyone so yes it does count. Some people write in their journals, draw, print pictures, etc. The best thing about journaling is there are no rules to it. It’s there for you to express whatever you need to however you need to whenever you need to.
Dawn U.
Yes, the journal is a very good start to your day ! Drawing a picture accentuates the need of the journal to create lasting dreams !
Lois Y.
Any way you express your feelings for the day counts- be it through narrative words, drawings, graph, or stickers! I have a Infograph key with different emoji emotions and just draw an emoji next to the date to reflect and record my feelings about the day. It’s quick and I can easily see my emotions day to day.
Florence F.
It does count! In my opinion i feel like it helps so much for me to think or find how i feel. I hope it helps you too! Hopes for you! Fabulous will help you for sure
Ty F.
While it is up to you to decide, I believe that it counts. I think that if you can look back in your journal and get a sense of how you were feeling it counts.
Ashlyn N.
I would say it depends on what kind of person you are. If it helps make you feel better then yes of course! But if you still feel like you need someone to talk to after that then it’s probably better to write your feelings out. Whatever works for you!