I find getting things out of my head and onto some paper can be really beneficial to my state of mind. It means I don’t need to use precious brain space remembering it or fretting.
I’m a bit compulsive about keeping lists, to-do lists, shopping lists, things to remember etc. I can pretty much make a list about anything.
But I tend to forget to write down my thoughts and feelings because it takes a little more effort than simply writing a list. And for some reason I always think I need to be formal when I’m journaling, as if anyone is going to read it but me! 😀
Journaling is a really good way to sort out your thoughts and make sense of how you’re feeling. It can also help you re-organise your priorities when life seems to get in the way and you get overwhelmed with just surviving.
But journaling doesn’t need to take up a lot of time. 5-10 minutes a day should do the trick for penning a few thoughts. You don’t need to write the next great novel or anything!
Try finding a few moments during these times:
Here is a list of journal prompts I have come up with you can download / print out or write the list in the back of your notebook to refer to at a later date: