5 Journaling Techniques To Try
There are many journaling techniques you can use. Here are five techniques you can try out if you are new to journaling and are not sure yet which form of this practice suits you best.
If you don’t know how you feel about journaling, freewriting might be the best technique to start with. Get a paper and pen, set a timer, and simply start writing down what you are thinking and feeling at the moment. The key is to keep writing no matter what until your time is off.
Even if it is your shopping list that comes to your mind at the moment, write it down. Freewriting is all about accepting yourself and your thoughts. With time, you will feel that freewriting helps you get rid of anxiety and fear.
2. Listing Favorites
Not everyone may enjoy freewriting. In such cases, creating lists is a great technique to use to start practicing journaling.
The idea behind this journaling technique is to create lists of various things – your favorite books, movies, foods, items of clothing, affirmations, things you are grateful for, etc. Writing down lists is easy but it triggers your attention and helps you maintain your journaling schedule even when you are not in the mood for writing.
Additionally, writing down lists gives you topic ideas that you can then reflect on.
3. Morning Pages
If you like journaling first thing in the morning, then this Morning pages practice is the most suitable journaling technique for you.
For the Morning pages practice, you wake up, open your journal, and start writing. You need to write three pages, putting down your thoughts and emotions without trying to control them.
This technique enhances your creativity, improves your morning routine, reduces anxiety, and ultimately, helps you start your day with a clear mind.