Writing first thing in the morning is really good for capturing emotions. I’ve used a framework that goes like this (1) what emotion am I feeling right now? It’s usually in response to a circumstance or situation. Then (2) I practice gratitude and write out things I’m grateful for. This crowds out the negativity that I might be feeling. (3) then I ask myself, how do I want to feel? So going back to 1, I think about what I would like to be feeling and usually these are more positive. (4) now that I’ve defined what I want to feel, then I put in the actions that I need to do to maintain that feeling.
I also have a reminder in the fabulous app to re-read the morning journal entries around 1:30p every day.
Julia Cameron is a great resource about morning pages. She wrote the Artist’s Way.
Thoroughly engaging with a prompt is very helpful for digging deeper. When recollecting an event or habit. Dig deeper – ask who what where how why. Turn inward always reflect more on your actions, feelings, reactions, and thoughts more than that of others.
- I why do we have to write in our journal?
- Do you like writing with pen and paper ?
- What do you do with your old journals that are filled up with your writing?
- At what time of the day do you usually write in your journal? And why?
- Um, what do you write in your journal, cause I’m having trouble on what to put in my journal. Thx 🙂
- How do you like to work through and approach times of stress/panic/depression?
- What you write in your journal ? Because i think i will be out of idea if i will do it everyday
- Do you write in your journal regardless of if you have something substantial to say?
- How do you feel after journaling?
- Do you use an actual notebook or an app/application?