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 ⬇️