Overcoming a Journaling Rut

overcoming your journaling rut

Sometimes, it’s hard to stick with journaling. Because journaling is an ongoing practice, similar to taking our vitamins or adopting a yoga routine, there’s no clear end goal. People of all ages can benefit from journaling, and there will never be a time in our lives when we don’t have thoughts or emotions. But it can be challenging to continue returning to our journal for multiple reasons, sometimes to the point where we give up on journaling altogether.

However, just because we’ve stopped journaling in the past doesn’t mean we can’t pick it back up again. If you have struggled with journaling but you want to find a way to get back into the practice, then keep reading for some friendly words of encouragement and helpful tips!

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Dear Younger Me: A Journaling Tip

My INFJ personality, my Scorpio sun sign, and my passion for writing all predispose me to be an avid journaler. Sitting down by myself and scribbling about my feelings, questioning my identity, introspecting inward—these things come naturally to me, just like how it’s natural for other people to command a room’s attention and and lavish in entertaining onlookers (which would be something of a nightmare for me).

However, I believe that journaling can benefit almost anyone; even if you don’t consider yourself a “writer,” even if you’re not accustomed to reflecting on your feelings, I think that journaling can be a beautiful and perhaps necessary practice of self-discovery.

Throughout the course of this year, I’d like to write about various journaling tips I have to share, which I think will help people beginning their journaling journey as well as those who have been longtime journalers. Today’s tip: writing love letters to your younger self.

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