Saturday Sessions with Jessica
The Art of Journaling
There is no right or wrong way to journal.
One thing that many people associate with the term journaling is the regular writing of a diary. But that alone doesn’t catch it. Journaling is much more. It can loosely be defined as regularly reflecting on something and writing things down. Some say there is an art to journaling.
Journaling can serve as a place where to dump your thoughts to simply get them out of your mind, whether it is in the morning or the evening. When I work with my clients, I ask them to bring journaling into their daily routine and they always ask, “What do I write about?”
Journaling, like any other form of writing, is a mechanism for crystallizing your thoughts. The act of sitting down to write in a journal will trigger a mental process of replaying relevant events and experiences and processing them for items of relevance. This gives you a second opportunity to review the events of the day and determine what you can learn from them.
Today I’d like to talk about how there is no right or wrong way to journal. Many of us think that we don’t have anything to write about. There are so many things you can write about and all you need is a pen and paper. Do you think there is an art to journaling? If so, let’s chat.