Tips on Journaling

I’ve always enjoyed journaling, ever since I was 13 or so. It’s a good way to get in touch with your authentic self, and also good for problem-solving. If you want to start journaling, I recommend the following tips:

1. Treat yourself to a really nice journal, blank ones at arts supply stores are good if you want to draw as well as write. On the other hand, if you write often, dollar store journals are good too.

2. Start a journaling ritual: make yourself a nice cup of tea, dim the lights, put on some music.

3. Write for at least 5 minutes without stopping. Don’t worry about grammar.

4.After you’re finished, do something calming for a few minutes, then go back and read what you wrote. Maybe write a sentence or two on some insight you got from your reading.

For more tips, visit the following website on journaling

See also the book ‘The New Diary’ by Tristine Rainer.

Good luck and happy journaling!

Calm Pond

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