I’ve written before on keeping a journal. Probably more than once, and I highly doubt that this will be the last time that I do.
To me, journaling is such an important practice. It gives you a space to spill out your thoughts on to the page. It doesn’t answer back, or judge you.
If you’ve read my past posts, you will know that I have kept a journal since I was about eleven. I don’t think I could cope without it now.
The thing is that when you start, it can seem like a bit of a chore, but as you persevere with the practice of writing every day without fail, you will build a habit, that will, given time, become essential to your mental wellbeing.
I am not going to say that I don’t miss days sometimes, I do, but at the same time, the days that I do write are more than the days where I don’t.
There are so many ways in which you can journal, and I try to incorporate these into the pages of my journal. I thought I’d list some of them here:
· Reading Log
· Writing Log
· Emotions Chart
There are so many more than this, but you get my drift. The thing is that you can bend and shape a journal to be exactly what you want it to be. You can mould it to fit your life, and really, when it comes down to it, anything goes.
So, whether you already journal, or if you’re a complete newbie, just make sure that your journal works for you, because at the end of the day, that’s the whole point, and that’s the way to make sure that you stick to it.
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Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.