Number 1 – There is no perfect way to journal, you can write a few words or a few pages, whatever works for you.
It doesn’t matter how much you write as long as you are writing something. Most often people will write a page or two, whereas others might write many more pages. Remember, it not about how much you write, it’s about expressing and releasing your feeling.
Number 2 – You don’t have to write like a professional author, your writing should be meaningful to you and flow naturally.
Often, we think we need to write like an author and that our words need to sound professional and make sense. They DON’T. All that matters is that you are expressing your inner most feelings and releasing the energy that is living inside you. Just let it flow.
Number 3 – Avoid trying to correct grammar and looking for the perfect thing to write, this will hold you back, rather than allow you to move forward.
Don’t worry about grammar or using words that sound perfect or professional, just write. If you correct grammar and words during the journaling process, you will lose the true reason of why you started writing in the first place and your words will no longer be about meaning, they will be about perfection.
Number 4 – Always remember that you are the only one who will be reading your writing; therefore, you can write as authentically as possible.
This is the advantage about journaling, NO-ONE will read what you have written. Just allow yourself the time and space to express what is showing up inside you or around you and let your pen and paper receive whatever needs to be expressed. Be authentic.