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This is such a hot topic right now. I had my first diary when I was 7 or 8 years old. I still have it now. It’s funny to look at what I wrote then – what was important to my young mind. On top of that, I tried an audio diary too. I had cassette tapes where I recorded my thoughts as well.
I hated my voice on tape so that didn’t last long! But it was all a form of journaling.
I was ahead of the curve! LOL
Journaling is an amazing and therapeutic practice to participate in year-round, but especially useful in the fall season. Here are some reasons to begin journaling in the fall if you haven’t started already, and some tips for what to write about.
Why Journal in the Fall?
There isn’t a time of year when journaling is better than another, but if you’ve never written in a journal before, fall is a great time to start. For many people, fall feels like a new start. It is the start of the 4th quarter, everyone is back to their normal schedules following the summer break, and you’re starting to get ready for the holidays.
From relieving your stress to getting back on track with your goals, you can benefit in so many ways by writing in a journal during the fall season. This is true whether you are brand new to journaling or coming back to it after a long break.
Have a Fall Re-Start with Your Journaling
You can use your journal to re-start your life this fall. It helps you get back on track, set your goals, and really see what your priorities are. Maybe you’re feeling a little lost, unproductive, or unmotivated. If you don’t know why it is impossible to fix it on your own. You can find a lot of clarity just by writing in your journal every day. You need to be open and honest with yourself in your journal in order for it to be the most beneficial for you.
Start writing stream-of-consciousness style, where you just write about whatever comes to mind. You can feel free to bounce back and forth between topics, based on where your mind goes. Before too long, you will have gained a lot of clarity and will be well on your way to having the best fall season ever.
Tips for Journaling
If you are new to journaling, here are a few tips to help you get started:
Ignore all the rules of writing.
This is important because if you pay too much attention to grammar and sentence structure, it’ll be hard to focus on your thoughts and feelings. Nobody is going to read your journal, so just write how you want and don’t worry about errors.
Use a journal and pen you LOVE.
First, one of the best things you can do before you start journaling is to find a journal you absolutely adore. It should be a perfect size, something you like to look at, and easy to open and lay flat while you write. Secondly, experiment with different journals until you find the type you personally love. Finally, add in your favorite pen, and you’re ready to go!
Add it to your daily routine.
Lastly, it is really helpful to add journaling into your daily routine, either in the morning or evening. This helps you stay consistent with using it every day.
There are a lot of journals available out there. To find the one you love, take a look around – you can check out my selection of journals that I have published too. Or you can also use a notebook that you like too.
We are almost halfway there! Good luck everybody!
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