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Friday, November 16, 2012

Journalling - How To

Image: Lisa Anne Paul
Journalling can be a good way into emotional healing and dealing with difficult feelings. It's also inexpensive and you can do it on your own.
Here are a couple of ideas to help you on your way.

First of all, successful journalling depends on routine.

  • Keep your journal in a fixed place
  • Keep craft items like glue, glitter, markers, pencils, different colors of ballpoints next to your journal
  • Set aside a moment every day to create your journal
I personally like mixed media journalling because art can really tap into your soul, into places where words can't go. But I also think it's important to write and find out - in words - what's going on in our inner world.

Depending on how you feel at the time you create your journal, you can choose to just write, create or write on a prompt.
Some prompts to get you going:
  • I am angry because...
  • Today I feel...
  • I wish I could
  • My body is
  • When I was little I...
Creating prompts can sprout from the feelings you are struggling with, or from the things you feel like you should be dealing with. Just let your feelings and words spill on the paper, don't sit and think. You should enter a sort of meditative writing spell, where the words just flow through your pen. The same when you are art journalling.

If you take up the challenge, please, take a moment to share how it's going!


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