Friday, June 20, 2014

21 Days to Journal Bliss

Keeping a journal sounds great. 

It sounds great for moody teenagers, and people with no social life. But I'm too busy for that! I have things to do, places to go, people to see! I can't be bothered with carrying a silly notebook around and writing down all my feelings!

Don't be silly. I bet you're just nervous. The idea of adding yet another thing to your already-overflowing to-do list is pretty painful, and the thought of spilling your life onto paper every day is pretty daunting. I get it. 

But it's not as difficult as it sounds. 

Believe me, I've been in your position. It sounded great, but I couldn't be bothered to write once a week, let alone every day! Don't worry, dear reader, there is hope. 

First, I'm taking off the pressure: it doesn't have to be daily. Believe it or not, the world will not explode if you miss a day. I know, that's a real shocker.

Second: To help you get started, I've created a list of journal prompts just for you. Feel free to bookmark this page, print it, or better yet, copy the list into your journal!

Okay. This list is pretty simple, but who doesn't like simple?

So that's the list. You can put as much as effort into this as you want; write one sentence per day, write a whole page, write a book. But remember, as with so many other endeavors in life, the more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. Be as serious or goofy as you want, as honest or fictional as you want, just be yourself. That's what this is all about, because yourself is the best self to be.

If you're still unsure about the whole journaling thing by the end of this three weeks, visit me on Pinterest and check out the other journal prompt lists I've pinned (they're on the board "When I Write"). I've got enough pinned for several years, so you can use them for as long as you need. Don't give up!


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