You may be asking “How do I start journaling and what topics should I write about?”
You have so many options. Today I will talk about the basics of journaling.
Journaling can be both fun and a lot of work. You don’t have to journal every day unless you are doing morning pages (writing 2 to 3 pages a day.) Even if you miss a day here and there, it will not be a problem.
I believe journaling should not have rules unless you make them up yourself. Even if you choose to make up rules, realize you can break them anytime you wish. Journaling is a very personal and private act. Your writing should not be shown to others unless you want to share it. You may even choose to hide your journal from all others.
You may ask why should you journal? What are the benefits? I focus on using it to reduce stress and solve personal problems. It is self-help at it’s very best.
What topics should you journal about? Absolutely anything. Writing a list is a good place to start. Write a 100 things you want to do, need to do, what you fear, etc.
Now it’s time to get to work journaling. Grab your journal. We are starting with writing a list. Write as fast as you can, and you can repeat items in your list.
- Write a list of 100 things I want or have to do.
- Next write 100 things you fear or are afraid of.
- Write several lists (you can write them in your journal).
- Next week we will start to analyze your lists.
- Write in the comments 1 or 2 lists that you will write in your journal.