She advises artists to sit at the journal and freewrite or use stream-of-consciousness to fill up three pages without worrying about neatness, spelling, grammar, or clarity. It’s just to release whatever is on our minds. Any subject is appropriate.
This allows me to process my worries and concerns and explore ideas and my own mind.
I also allow myself to use bullet points, to sketch, make lists, write poems, take notes, make mental maps, brainstorm, or just write one line or an incomplete entry.
For me, my journal is an open space for me to realize my own thinking, to help me process and organize my thoughts.
- Do you reread what you’ve written frequently?
- How to get yourself to write in your journal on days when you are really in a rut and can’t even get out of bed to write?
- Do you always journal in the same place? Or do you carry it with you?
- What do you tend to write about in your journal, to motivate yourself for tricky times?
- What do you write day to day?
- How to make it a routine task?
- How has this habit helped you?
- I’m stacking multiple journals at the moment – activity’s- 💤 sleep- diet- exercise- not sure 🤔 if that’s over doing it but it seem the phone 📱 does a lot of the “heavy lifting” recording everything?? then I just comb over the top of everything at the end of the day…not sure my strategy is functional??
- Do you write anything about your food habits?
- I typically use my journal inner reflection and CBT, but I don’t always have something related to either to write about every day. What else could I write about to make journaling a daily habit?