Journaling: A Beginner’s Guide


Journaling can be a valuable tool, but is overwhelming for many. What should you write about? How do you get started? Is it better for it to be handwritten or typed, perhaps via an app on your phone? There are no right answers – do what’s best for you.

“Step 1: Decide What to Write About

In order to figure this out, you’ll have to answer why you want to keep a journal in a first place….Ultimately, to get the full emotional benefit of journaling, it’s best to tell a narrative, not just recap your day, and write through your emotions. Write about a few things that happened during the day and, more importantly, how those events, epiphanies, or interactions made you feel. If you’re trying to journal your way through distress, it may help to focus your writing on positive outcomes as well.”

Click here to read the rest of this article – great thoughts and tips to help get you started.

 

Kim McMillin

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