Journalling: one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself

I’ve been journalling every day since 1st September, 2020 and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.

I’ve been a journal writer or ‘diary writer’ for most of my life. I was pretty consistent with it up until my dad passed away when I was 20 years old. I just couldn’t bring myself to write about what was happening–it made it feel more real. Eventually I started up again but stopped when other things were difficult in my life, for that same reason of not wanting to make things concrete by writing about them.

Image: A time lapse video of Karen writing in a notebook.

These days, writing is how I process the difficult things. And the good things. I decided to commit to journalling every day when I realised I’d developed a habit of scrolling social media in the morning over a cup of warm lemon water. I didn’t want to start my day full of everyone else’s thoughts, so I went inward to focus on my own.

Then in December, I signed up for Amie McNee’s (@inspiredtowrite on Instagram) journalling course, which comes with some guiding videos and a compendium full of prompts to help you find your way. I am slowly working my way through these amazing prompts, as some days I just feel the need to free write whatever is on my mind and in my heart.

I can’t recommend Amie’s course and compendium highly enough. They are great for both beginners and seasoned journal-writers.

Do you have any questions about journalling that I might be able to answer? Chuck them in the comments ⬇️

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