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Creative Writing – Therapeutic Journaling

I have always been fascinated by journals. The idea of sitting and writing about your day, your life, your dreams and ambitions really appeals to me. Years ago, as a child, I always longed for a 5 year diary with a key.  It was something that attracted me even way back then. But nowadays, you don’t need a specific diary, in fact a diary would probably not be anywhere near enough space to jot down your thoughts of the day. Any notebook that is the right size for you will be fine.

There is so much choice around, there are so many attractive notebooks and journals to pick from. In fact you are spoilt for choice, and may want to purchase 2 or 3. Don’t hold back, just go for it. And also look for a pen that you can write easily with, one that flows across the page. You can also make your journal more creative by adding colour and texture. It is your very own piece of art, your very own special gift to yourself.

Many people celebrate the fact that journaling helps them to face their day to day problems and issues and improves their perspective on life. Here are my tips to help you to make a start:

  1. Write regularly, daily if possible
  2. Try writing in the third party, it helps the words to flow- it really does
  3. For the first 5-10 minutes write in a stream of consciousness
  4. Ask questions, or use a set of oracle cards, then write down what comes into your mind
  5. List down things you appreciate, and/or your successes

Most of all, give yourself the time, the space and the peace from your daily life to listen to your inner voice.  You may be surprised at what comes out!

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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