I use my journal to record times that I want to remember, to de-stress and work through the rough times in life, to play and experiment, to work out an idea for a larger piece of art, and to practice techniques.
In my journal I don't have to worry about being a perfect artist or making something beautiful. I can let loose my creative side and have fun. If you have never practiced visual journaling, I suggest that you give it a try. You don't have to share your pages with anyone else, they can be just for you. So go for it!
These two pages were both from Lifebook lessons. The flowers are done very loosely with fingers, scratching into the paint, scribbles, and splatters. I found this process to be very therapeutic and fun. I plan to make more of these in a similar style.