I love to journal. I am obsessed with journals (in a good way). Sometimes I do a brain dump, but my favorite way is using journal prompts. I journal most days, but you do not have to. You can journal as much you want, but it best to try to journal regularly. I do believe there is no set-fast rules in journaling. Do whatever works for you.
Are you tired of suffering and not living a life you love? Do you want to change from living a boring life to having a meaningful life with purpose? What is holding you back from living the life you want?
I get it. I have been there. I’ve been chronically unhappy and bored with life, drifting along with chronic psych hospitalizations, and not feeling any joy.
I was not living my values, or even knew what they were. I felt my life had little meaning.
What I found was that I wasn’t alone. I did a lot of reading and journaling, and rediscovered my values and purpose in life.
One self-help technique that has helped me is journaling. Are you interested in journaling but run out of things to write about? Journaling can be therapeutic and helpful on your journey to recovery.
The Benefits of Journaling Are…..
- Evoking Mindfulness. …
- Achieving Goals. …
- Gaining Emotional Intelligence. …
- Boosting Memory and Comprehension. …
- Strengthening Your Self-Discipline. …
- Improving Communication Skills. …
I have decided the best way to help my peers is to offer a journal prompt membership on Patreon.com with 2 tiers.
Even 5 minutes of journaling a day can be effective in reducing stress. Try writing a 5 word gratitude list then summarizing up your day in one to three sentences before bedtime.
The key is to do it daily about the same time each day. Make it a routine and be consistent.
I will write for ____________ minutes at day at ____________________.
Journaling can help you to realize your true thoughts floating in your head.
Journaling about your thoughts daily is helpful. We have hundreds and even thousands of thoughts a day. Sitting down and writing your thoughts down for a few minutes day, you can write down all the negative and positive thoughts you have. Free write as fast as you can. Start with a series of deep breaths then focus your mind on your thoughts. Then write them down. Do this 5 to 10 minutes. Start with baby steps.
Here are some basics, but there are many more journal techniques.
Topicdu Jour: Writing a list of 31 things you want to change or monitor. Every month write about the question for the day.
Springboard: Answering a question or writing about a statement (found in the book “Journal to Self” by Kathleen Adams). I love this technique.
Lists: Writing down a series or number of items (usually one below the other) such as “100 things I want to do”, “100 things I fear”, etc.
Narrative: Having a dialogue with your inner child, inner wisdom, your journal, or other people, etc.
I believe there should not be any rules to journaling, unless you want to create your own. The important thing is to start writing. Don’t be concerned about spelling or grammar. Journaling is a private matter, and most likely will not be shared.