I write what feels good, based on my anxiety and control over my situation in the day. I think a misleading idea about writing is that we have to write a certain amount. That will make you feel worse, and make you write less than if you just write a little. What i do to get as much out as possible is a) have scheduled time, b) have prompts to answer, which help me if I can’t think of anything else to say, c) blurb out as much as I can think of at first, and d) take a few deep breaths while I read what I wrote or reflect on my emotions, and then write a few more sentences that address the question “what more would you want to say about this topic, beyond knee jerk reaction?” I average 115 words right now, which tells me I have said something considered, but nothing especially extensive. I am working to expand my writing process over more time
- Which is the best and secure app for journaling?
- How can I get the most out of my journal?
- Do you use prompts or just write about what’s on your mind?
- If you try to journal daily what do you personally do if you miss a day of journaling?
- When writing in a journal, do you focus on finding gratitude in the day’s events or reflect on how the events made you feel?
- Do you ever read back what you have written in earlier days?
- What is the purpose of journaling if I cannot bring myself to reread them?
- What is the first thing you write? Feelings, your day, fears?
- How can I make my journal more interesting?
- How do you journal or what do you highlight?