I look at it as a treat, a chance to reflect on my day, set new goals, release tension. Something about writing your struggles down makes them seem more manageable. It’s like taming the pessimistic monsters in your mind with words. So every time I journal, I feel like I’m finding chinks in their armor and allowing my inner light to break through. It feels good to consciously do something to instill a sense of hope. I don’t intend to kill or destroy the monsters, because that would be losing a part of myself. I want them to feel acknowledged so that they can step aside and let me walk out of the cave of depression and into the light of my full potential. And you know what, they can even come with me.
I just write whenever I can even on a post it at work and throw that in a book. The key with these habits is simplify don’t make it this big to do. Then you don’t want to do it.
- How do you journal effectively?
- How do I write in it? What do I say?
- Do you have a template for daily journaling?
- Do you follow any framework for journaling?
- Do you keep a routine that you’re not able to accomplish for the moment?
- If you do different types of journaling at a time, do you keep different journals for each or just one? Why?
- What are some specific journals you have used and found beneficial?
- What question do you often ask yourself before you begin journaling?
- What should I write in a daily journal?
- Do you draw in your journal as well?