How and Why to Start a Journal.

Could bitching and moaning on paper for 5mins each morning change your life? As crazy as it seems, I believe the answer is yes.

“Once we get those muddy, maddening, confusing thoughts (nebulous worries, jitters, and preoccupations) on the page, we face our day with clearer eyes.” - Julia Cameron

Nearly every day I sit down with my coffee, notepad & pen and journal for a minimum of 5 mins - depending on what is going on for me this can range from 5 min-45 mins. I don’t journal to be productive or come up with a literary masterpiece or to put down ideas for a blog I can publish. The pages aren’t intended for anyone but me. It’s the most cost-effective therapy I’ve ever found.

Reread the above quote. This may be the most important writing exercise you do even if no-one gets to see it. The process in this instance matters much more than the outcome.