016: How to Increase Focus with Journaling

with host artist Miriam Schulman

In this episode I am going to be talking about journaling. I get a lot of questions from my listeners who have trouble focusing. This episode is dedicated to a deep dive into the strategy that I use to quiet my monkey mind and stay focused throughout my day.

These days a lot of planners actually include journaling prompts. The biggest roadblock may of us have in reaching our goals is gaining clarity about what those goals should actually be.

In this episode, learn about my daily journaling practice, ways to make journaling part of your day and which planners may help you.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • (03:26) Miriam’s daily journaling practice
  • (04:41) Ideas on how to make journaling easy
  • (10:07) What stream of consciousness writing actually is
  • (10:58) Should you journal every day?
  • (15:04) Journaling without using a planner
  • (16:10) Why physical journals can be really helpful

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Links Mentioned

✓ Why art journaling unlocks your creativity
✓ How to fit art journaling into your life
✓ Learn to create easy mantras for your journal
✓ Download complete art journaling supply list

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About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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2 thoughts on “016: How to Increase Focus with Journaling”

  1. I love all your podcasts. This episode reminded me to get back to journaling. My life has been a crazy rollercoaster ride for the past few months with little or no time to create or let go. I have not been journaling at all either. After listening to today’s podcast, I am reminded how much journaling has helped me for years. Thank you so much Miriam for all the hard work and dedication you put into these podcasts every week. Each episode is priceless.


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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