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When I was little, I used to have diaries and various forms of journals, probably like you did. The problem has always been that I’m such a perfectionist, and if a page didn’t look right, or I messed up, I’d need to redo it, eliminating the free-writing concept of journaling totally out of the equation. The paper and pen also matter to me. I definitely over-thought the process, even as a 9-year-old, lol. But, I’ve always had an urge to share my thoughts on paper (or digitally, I guess), because it’s easier for me to process and relax once I take my thoughts out of my head.
Anyway, after being inspired by Mackenzie Horan’s 100 in 1001 list, I decided to make my own. I didn’t even realize that one of my 100 items was “restart journaling” until after I bought a journal to document my progress. Funny how that works, right? I toyed with sharing my list here and my progress online, but quite honestly, I wanted to keep it to myself. And now my journal 🙂 Of course, if the list encourages me to do something cool (there’s plenty to choose from), I’ll probably do a post here about it, but for the most part, I’m excited to start writing before bed again.
Do you journal, or want to start? There are some great journals out there that feature prompts to get you started, such as the One Line A Day journal, How To Be Happy journal and this Love Yourself More meditation journal.