I am a journal junkie… I’ve been writing in a notebook almost daily since 2005 when I discovered The Artists Way by Julia Cameron (which I can highly recommend btw, along with all of Ms Cameron’s books). One of the main tools from the Artists way is a concept known as “Morning Pages”. Three pages of stream of consciousness writing written first thing in the morning. I tried to stick to that, but it was hard when I had 3 kids who needed to get to school every morning, so my morning pages often turned into afternoon or evening pages lol.
Now, i’m not so fixated on Morning Pages, I just journal, as and when I want to (although I have to confess, mornings is still my favourite time lol). There are huge benefits to keeping a regular journal writing practice. Its a form of therapy. And if you don’t know what to write about there are thousands of websites that give you journal prompts with a bit of Googling. This one gives you 365…one for every single day of the year.
It’s been a busy weekend…a wedding and looking after grand-children, so I haven’t had chance to even open my notebook. Once I hit the publish key, as the husband is watching football, I will be putting my headphones on (currently listening to Michel Legrand’s Wuthering Heights album – love that music!), making myself a cup of tea, and opening this current journal.
I will definitely have a lot to write about 😉