So you’ve decided to start a journal. Here are some tips to set you up for success.
1. Get a clean notebook or make one with a binder and sheets of blank paper. Or purchase a special journal from your local bookstore or stationery store.
2. Set aside a specific time each day to do your journaling. If you think you’ll have difficulty doing this at home, find a quiet place away from home—a library, coffee shop, city park, or quiet location where you work.
3. Any pen or pencil will do, but consider buying a special pen with your favorite color ink or new colored pencils or crayons if you prefer to doodle and draw rather than write.
4. Always record the date and the place where you are writing your entry. This will help you see patterns and progress when you review your journal later.
5. Do not share your journal with anyone for at least the first 90 days.
Tomorrow: Journaling as prayer
Today we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord and the first Sunday after Epiphany. This message was adapted from the “Journaling: Create Your Own Sacred Writings” resource written by Kathryn Haueisen and is available for free download from the Women of the ELCA website.