I never know how to start a new journal. I always buy the one that appeases to me the most, one that I can caress and love, one that I love to look at, one that will represent me accurately. When I get it, I’m usually careful about what I put on the first page.
Do you draw a flower? A squiggle? Do you just write? Do you leave it blank?
However you choose to start, just go ahead and start.
Journalling helps you detangle the knots that form in your mind by giving you the opportunity to state them out on pen and paper.
You get to know yourself better as you record your likes and dislikes, your wants and desires, the things that have hurt you and what has lifted you.
Writing about painful feelings such as sadness, hurt and anger enables you dilute the potency of those emotions and allows you the space to deal with them.
If you don’t already write in a journal, I encourage you to give it a go. You may be amazed by the results.
If you journal regularly, what have you learned about yourself?