What to write in your journal?
I think by now we all know the benefits of journaling. It’s an easy practice that simply consists of putting your thoughts into a journal. It reduces anxiety and depression and increases productivity, self-awareness and consciousness. But sometimes, and I get this a lot, some of you are facing a writer’s block and don’t know what to journal about. So here are 5 ideas for when you don’t know what to write in your journal. You will see that once you start writing, the ideas and thoughts will flow and manifest.
5 journaling ideas to keep your ideas flowing
1. Document your day
Write a simple record of your day to look back on later. This is my most used journaling method, and once I start more ideas and conversations come into mind.
2. Write down your frustrations
What’s bothering you right now? It’s so liberating, and it will help you tone down the negative emotions. You’ll even realize sometimes that’s not as intense as you thought and that you just needed to vent.
3. Gratitude journal
Write down in as much detail as possible all the things that you are grateful for that day: your family, your health, food on the table, that smile from a stranger earlier… anything that comes in mind and makes you unconsciously smile.
4. Remember your dreams
Write down your dreams the first thing in the morning, so you won’t forget them and you can analyse them later.
5. Write a letter to someone
Remember a situation where you felt like you didn’t have enough closure, or you didn’t say all the things that you wanted to say and let it all out. You can also write a letter to your former or future self.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you find the article useful and I really, really wish that you get into the habit of journaling. Trust me!