To journal or not to journal?
You may have heard of journaling as a tool, a way of keeping track of your progress, a way of expressing. And you may have heard, journaling isn't for everyone, I beg to differ!
Journaling is a practice, like anything in life, you want to get good at; you practice.
What I mean by getting good at journaling, is getting value from this practice.
There is tremendous power in being able to articulate your thoughts, your feelings, your situation and being able to lay out "information". This allows space for perspective, and a unique look back at moments in your life that seemed important. But how do I journal? what do journal about? do I write about my day, my goals? do I write about the past, the future, my emotions? do I document what I did or want to do?
Let me keep this super simple: just write.
Write. The whole idea is to just go for it, this is why I find journaling a good practice for life, it takes out the idea of "trying" and instead you lean into doing. So write about anything and everything.
Set yourself up for success by allowing this practice to blend into your lifestyle, have a pen/ journal ready, find a quiet time/ space, there is no minimum time or maximum time, there is the time that works for you. Sometimes I start the day with my journal, finding gratitude for all there is and setting goals for my day or week. Other times, I'm in the need for a brain dump and journaling right before I sleep takes out all the unnecessary chatter in my head, giving me a clear mind before bed.
To me, the most important thing about journaling is that it is a practice of presence. When you journal there is no where your mind goes but into what you are doing right now.
So write because it is a release, write because you will start to understand yourself more intimately, write to practice presence.
Journaling and writing resources
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