Novice Journaling

by - 10/07/2017

I'll be the first to admit that I thought journaling was just like keeping a diary. I used to do that as a kid and don't really have the time, so why would I start up all over again?

In my post Write Now, which you can read here, I stated that I'm not really good at expressing myself vocally. I think I used to be pretty good at it, but after high school and college, I've seemed to curl into myself and step away from a lot of social interaction. In fact, you'll find me at home ninety percent of the time if I have the choice. But it's gotten to the point where my anxiety has built up and if I don't get it all out, then I'm really just hurting myself mentally. So enter the journals.

So I decided to start with some simple journals that would have random things inside. Some with my thoughts and writing prompts, others with doodles, another with things I've found online that I can relate too. It's all a mixture but I've found that writing things down and being able to go back to something that inspired me without having to go back online has really helped me take a step back and look at myself for who I am.

These notebooks are just the beginning, but I'm hoping to fill them up and start collecting a whole bunch of them. So I don't have to be afraid of the word 'diary' and I definitely don't have to be afraid of expressing myself and getting my thoughts in order. They are no longer running around in my head at a million miles an hour. And I can't even tell you what a relief that has been.

Thoughts & Prompt Journal
Doodle & Inspiration Journals

What do you like to write about?

*This post is not sponsored. All thoughts/opinions are my own, as always*

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