The great thing about journaling is that there are no rules. You can write whatever you like, in whatever format you like, and you don’t have to be concerned about things like grammar, spelling, or even coherency. Just let your thoughts and feelings come out through your pen. Journaling can be a healthy release of emotions as well as a good way to work through your thoughts.
You can be creative, if you’d like, and write poems or stories or draw pictures. If that isn’t your thing, and you aren’t sure where to begin, just start by writing one word, one thought, or one feeling.
Find journaling exercises and journaling pages online, choose one, and try it. If that one doesn’t work, try another. It may take a few attempts to find something that is effective for you and helps you get on a roll with journaling.
Think of your journal as a safe place to talk, where you won’t be judged, questioned, or criticized. You can freely express whatever in on your mind and in your heart. And as you get those thoughts and feelings out, you can heal from any negative effects they may have on you and move forward in your life.
Laurie Glass | Inspire Me Today