Quick and Simple Guide To Journal Writing

5 Quick & easy steps to Journaling. A great way to start your journey to self-empowerment

Journaling, journaling, journaling…. I think means many different things to different people, I’ve found it therapeutic and freeing. I’ve love writing in my journal and I love choosing my new journal when I’ve completed one.

When I’m thinking of buying a new one, I will ponder over the feel of it, the look of it, the colour of it, the size of it, if it has lines or plain paper and how does it make me feel?

I use my journal to keep a note of anything from what’s going on my life, any  ideas I have, my daily affirmations, I draw pictures and doddles, stick pictures in as they are normally linked to a goal I have and use I different colour pens and pencils to write in.  I have a section in my journal for my goals and a vision board (vision page!), normally on the first page and last page and I add too them as I feel inspired.  Writing a journal can help you create a clearer picture of where you want to be on your journey and helps define the things you want to improve, be better at, focus on, learn or change. I genuinely know for me having my journal has been an amazing gift to getting through some incredibly emotionally tough times, has given me clarity in my life and has been such a positive mental health tool in allowing the words to flow and aid in my self healing.

How to start a journal in 5 steps

Try these tips:

  1. Try to write every day. Set aside a few minutes every day to write. This will help you to write in your journal regularly.
  2. Make it easy. Keep a pen and paper handy at all times. Then when you want to write down your thoughts, you can. You can also keep a journal in a computer file.
  3. Write whatever feels right. Your journal doesn’t need to follow any certain structure. It’s your own private place to discuss whatever you want. Let the words flow freely. Don’t worry about spelling mistakes or what other people might think.
  4. Use your journal as you see fit. You don’t have to share your journal with anyone. If you do want to share some of your thoughts with trusted friends and loved ones, you could show them parts of your journal.
  5. Keeping a journal helps you create order when your world feels like it’s in chaos. You get to know yourself by revealing your most private fears, thoughts, and feelings. Look at your writing time as personal relaxation time. It’s a time when you can de-stress and wind down. Write in a place that’s relaxing and soothing, maybe with a cup of tea. Look forward to your journaling time. And know that you’re doing something good for your mind and body.

Imagine re-reading your journals in 5 to 10-years’ time…. It makes for a really interesting read and totally enlightens you as to your path.

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