Sometimes I write lots, other times, barely a page. I always write, every day. It could be how I feel, my worries, or venting. Anything that comes to mind. I don’t vet what I write, or censor it in any way. I cover up what I don’t want to be seen, as really, it’s for my own pleasure that I write.
I don’t pay attention to spelling, preferring the words to be allowed to flow. Punctuation isn’t totally necessary, unless you can’t understand the sentence without it.
I put paint down, as per Ali Brown’s video here : https://youtu.be/r_psnVv6xQ8
This helps me to write on the page. I add tip ins (bits of paper, added to the edges, on the page or in between them) if I wish, and washi tape to the edges.
Why do I do it?
Sometimes you just need to let out what’s inside. You gotta “feel the feels” and dump all the rubbish and chatter from your mind, and in so doing , you can potentially learn much about yourself. I’ve certainly learned much more about what makes me tick, what I value and how I’m feeling, perhaps in regards to a Situation etc.
Anyone can journal. You don’t have to be an artist, writer or anything. You just need a pen, a notebook and the desire to write your thoughts out. It’s very healing and brings peace, in my own experience.
It’s worth a try.
Plopping paint on pages
Tip in : courtesy of Carla Divine of heart journal magazine
The complete spread:
Do let me know if you a inspired to try! You don’t have to share what you write! Any questions? Just ask!