I feel like my brain is freed of the burden of those thoughts. I had a place to put them neatly so I wont forget and after ward I dont dont have to think about it again, sinds it has been written and thought about already.
Journaling helps me start and end the day. It’s a great way to organize my thoughts and encourages me to take time for myself. It is one of the best forms of emotional release.
Relieved. journaling all the problems, emotions, worries and thoughts can be quite therapeutic. Like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
Sometimes good, sometimes angry. Most of the time I’m glad to get the thoughts out of my head and on paper. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have much to say. I think that engaging in writing as a ritual, as a pattern, a habit helps me collect myself and organize what is going on with me no matter what ends up on the page.
I usually feel more clear in problems that I am facing. If I pose a problem while journaling, I make it a point to think through a solution instead of just venting or just going through what happened lately.
- During each session, (1) how much do you journal on average (in terms of time)?, and (2) how much do you write on average (quantity of writing)?
- How do you journal everyday?
- What should I write in my journal?
- How long do you usually write in your journal?
- How do you stick to a journaling habit?
- What do you focus on
- What kinds of things do you write in your journal?
- For people who’s jobs require secrecy or confidentiality (military, therapists, lawyers) what are some guidelines to follow when journaling?
- How do you think that journaling help you? What are the benefits?
- What if I can’t think of a good way to talk myself out of a “but…” statement? I sometimes find myself writing a half-hearted reflection 😅