As I start doing it I start remembering things with more detail, and remembering my emotions and thoughts about whatever I did, and sometimes it doesn’t do anything for me, and I simply right what I did like in the example and be done with it. But other times it will sparkle my flow, and take me further in my journaling for the day.
When you're writing and you feel obligated anyway, know that a single sentence can be enough; Baby Shoes is no less truly writing than Ulysses.
That said, there are some strategies, a few methods for generating writing, not out of nothing, but when the engine is running on fumes.
When you're home, look around you and observe your surroundings:
See there are colors in the floor and your possessions are a shape.
Hear that there are sounds all around you, maybe birds chirp outside, maybe a refrigerator or fan is humming unnoticed, maybe irate drivers are honking in a traffic jam.
Feel the weight , the heat, the touch between your being and the world that's happening all the time. Feel the hardness of a tiled floor and the softness of a carpet; feel the heat of the sun and the coolness of a breeze; feel the give of a bed or the stiffness of a table.
Smell the flowers, the fresh air, the cooking on the stovetop; taste the cookies, water, and coffee.
You've taken it in. Describe it. Describe it as naturally to yourself if this is a first, but this is your choice.
Good. Describe it again, differently this time. And again. And again. Do this as many times as you wish, at least until you can look at anything in the world and say something about it.
So much fills the world, you'll be challenged to run out of stuff to write about.
There is a world inside your mind. Notice your thoughts, your feelings as they're arising.
Well rested? Write it down. Stiff neck? Write it down. Getting bored? Write it down. Your feelings and thoughts are a constant river from which you may dip your cup into.
There are other methods, but this is already getting long, I'm getting tired, and I'm sure what I've given so far can be of some use.
The best advice I can give, however, is to have more things to write about by doing more things that can be written about. Writing is writing about something, so do something worth writing about, anything really; even if nothing comes out of it, you will still have done something worth doing, so it's a win-win either way.
Doesn't have to be big, it can be small if you wish, but it should be done.
I've never met a lack of whats to write that couldn't be solved with an influx of whats to write.
I write about my self about my family and about my behaviour and people around me how they behave and react
1. Random free writing – release what's in the mind
2. Google some questions/topics for reflections
3. Gratitude list
4. Best possible self
So I start writing them down and in that moment not knowing becomes knowing
in the morning .. how do you feel?
and at night .. how was your day ?
just answer those.. once you start writing , the flow will begin and you’ll keep continuing..
also there are certain questions/topics of journalling u’l get on Pinterest. you can try those too.
If it doesn't work, try tomorrow.
Honestly when I don’t know what to write about my feelings or a reflection of a quote or a habit or whatever, I start using my memory and reflect on a certain moment in the day..like how I felt when I spent sometime chitchatting with my friends.. how I felt after a certain situation ..of course I will not be able to remember my feelings at every certain moment of the day but I will remember the most obvious moments that affected my mood that day and the moments that I found myself thinking about more and more.
I begin with something simple and it grows. This is for my benefit, not for anyone else so it doesn’t matter no one will judge what I say. I try to be honest with myself and I cannot muster anything to write I’ll look at why and record that
I’m grateful for.