Journaling is used as a meditation method and also as a reflection method for people who want keep track of their emotional journey. I use journaling as a meditation method and I just want to share tips on how to start if you are a beginner or if you are simply struggling.
- Be honest and intentional
You need to be honest to yourself about what you are journaling about, it could be for school reasons, your day, your healing journey or just a venting technique. When you start journaling you should be true and honest to yourself and state your intentions. Many of us can be very hesitant about journaling because we are scared of what we’ll realize, but that’s the point, to realise and change. When you are honest with yourself it’s easier to express yourself.
2. Be self aware
You need to know which emotions you want to focus on, or which areas of yourself or your life that you want to focus on so you can track your progress on how you’re feeling or improving in the area you want to focus on.
3. Start small and do what you can
You don’t have to be perfect at this, this is one thing you can do whatever you feel comfortable with as long as you are true and honest with yourself. You don’t have to write pages as well, 3 to 4 sentences can work when you feel overwhelmed, do whatever you are comfortable with. Have fun.
4. Do it at a time you feel comfortable
I know that people recommend journaling in the morning as part of a morning routine, but it really doesn’t have to be that way, you can do it a time you feel comfortable, light and ready to pour your heart out, it can be in the afternoon or night before you sleep. Do whatever works for you at that time.
5. You can write about anything you want
Journaling doesn’t have to be all about your emotions, you can journal about your experiences in the day, it can be a conversation you had with a friend, things you’re grateful for, your goals and ambitions.
Thank you for making it this far with me and I hope the tips are helpful, remember to do what you’re comfortable with and be true to yourself.