Anything! The first rule is that your journal is your space and you can do whatever you want with it. Here are some suggestions though. You can write down what happened that day, negative emotions you want to exhaust or positive emotions you want to record, alternatively you can find an online prompt to follow, or use one of the fabulous 'sit andthink' exercises,any of which are designed to be done with a journal. Even doodling is an aceptable form of journalism; I bulletjournal, so for me I have a mix of daily planner, to do list, journal and sketchbook all in one.
- Do you use a paper or online journal? Just blank pages or structured questions?
- Does anyone else felt like they self sabotage? And if you are working on it/worked on it, what helps you to only be good to yourself?
- For people who’s jobs require secrecy or confidentiality (military, therapists, lawyers) what are some guidelines to follow when journaling?
- How to you capture important moments briefly. I hate writing long essays and get bored by it but when I write import things it tends to get exhaustingly long.
- How do you start a beginner Journal?
When I journal, I just write what's on my mind at the moment. It doesn't have to be organized or written like a book. It doesn't need an intro or a story. As long as I'm putting my thoughts down, then things will start to flow onto the page. Don't try too hard or judge what's being written. Your words don't have to be "right" because it's really just about exploring your thoughts and feelings. It takes practice to write, but nobody else is watching and nobody else will have to ever read it, so just start.
- What have you been writing about? Your daily life or your thoughts or something more abstract?
- Is writing the journal make any changes in your life?
- What prompts, if any, do you give yourself when you journal?
- what if I am too tired or it’s too late to write a journal?
- What do you focus on when writing the story of your present and future selves? Aspirations or interesting events?
- What do you do when you feel depressed or anxious.
- Why do you keep a journal?
- What’s your favourite part about journaling?
- Which is better – an online or physical journal?
- Are there any prompts or questions you like to ask yourself for any of your journal entries that help you discover more about yourself?