So many self-help programs suggest that you should keep a journal. Since journaling is very personal you may want to consider a few options.
Here are some ideas about the 'whats', the 'whys' and the hows':
- depends on your priorities: initially it is probably a good idea to jot down anything that comes up
- after a while some kind of structure might emerge (flexible enough to accomodate changes)
- every practice is a challenge, so to create some kind of structure around it may be helpful
I Do Not Just Express Myself More Openly Than I Could To Any Person; I Create Myself.
- to express yourself (uncensored)
- to see in front of you what is otherwise running (in) your mind
- to clear heart & mind
- to develop new ideas, concepts, strategies
- to release old concepts (they use mental resources,too)
- do it by hand for God's sake! writing with pen and paper does something good to you
- journaling allows you to think, write freely and intimately
- choose time/space
- take it easy, find a comfortable way to do it, sitting may be best
- add some fun: combine writing with doodling, maybe take color pens
- listen inside, pay attention
- even if you don't write, don't do anything else, accept occasional boredom
- stay with your own ideas
- daily! anything that is happening in your mind should be important enough because it uses energy and contributes significantly to how your life is going
What to look out for:
- intuitive flashes
- investigations (observing like a scientist)
- recurring questions (initially dare to not answer them)
- recurring problems ( stating them precisely, trust the self-organization of a conflict > resolution)
- good questions
. . just you and a pen . . .
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