To journal or not to journal that is the question!
I used to journal since I got my first at the age of nine. At first not every day but later in my twenties I was quite a frequent diary writer. In my mid thirties this changed again and I had no real idea why. Well I used to life with a man who had loads of trouble respecting privacy ……
When I was thinking about 2013 and what I want to achieve or change I remembered my journals and also the advice Julia Cameron gives in her “The artists way”! She says that journaling is a good way of leaving your troubles that stop you from being creative in there when writing them down but it is also brilliant way in developing your dreams and creative ideas.
It most certainly has helped me dealing with a lot of problems I was carrying with me from my childhood as well as jotting down ideas and when I look back a lot of things I was dreaming about and wrote down I have achieved now. That is a nice thought.
They say you go through a major change every 7 years. I am 42 now so there is another one on the go and I think journaling might help creating the change I want.
If you do not like to “properly” write meaning by hand and in a journal there are some pages which might be an alternative:
More ideas + review of online diaries are here
So what about you? Do you journal?
- Journal Your Way to Stress Relief (everydayhealth.com)
- How to Get Started Journaling for Your Personal and Professional Life (delmarjohnson.wordpress.com)
- An Evening for Journaling (anakalianwhims.wordpress.com)
- You Read My Diary? (maryyobrien.wordpress.com)
- 365 Journalling Prompts (rewritting2013.wordpress.com)
- What’s In Your Journal? (lifeandwrite.com)
- Daily Musings (luccav.com)
- Start the new year by journaling (onewildword.com)
- Starting a Diary? 6 Tips for Getting Started (And How Remembary Can Help) (remembary.com)