May 24, 2019

Journaling 101

One of the best things about journaling is there are no rules.

Well, maybe one. Be honest! Your writings are for your eyes only. Make your journal your friend by confiding your deepest fears, hopes, feelings, traumas and all that is inside you.

It’s important when you journal to write quickly and if possible, without stopping. Just let your writing flow onto the page.

Set a timer for 15 minutes (or 5 or 10 or 30) and start writing.

Here are some basic journaling prompts you can use at any time:

Today I feel ____________________________________________

Today I need to do ______________________________________

Yesterday was ___________________________________________

My biggest (secret, fear, wish, etc.) is _______________________

If only ____________________________________________________

Or do a list (it’s okay to repeat):

 50 things/people I’m grateful for

50 things I want to do before I die

50 things I believe in

50 things I’m proud of

50 things I’d do if I had time

50 things I feel stressed about

50 things that are going right

50 things that are going wrong

[Note: These are suggestions. Feel free to try other lists or prompts.]