How To Journal
Find out how easy journaling is
Journaling has many benefits. Some of them include improved writing ability and better emotional health! Find out how you can journal your way to a better life! :)
#1 Do Not Worry About Anything
Unlike writing a composition for an exam (yikes!), journaling is a relaxing and easy activity. The journal is yours, and you are free to write whatever you want. Your journal is your "writing playground". It is where you can make a mess of everything, including grammar (double yikes!).
#2 Write Whatever Comes To Your Mind
Go ahead and jump from one thought to another. What your English teacher considers as "haphazard" in a composition is completely legal, in fact, encouraged, in journaling.
#3 Need A Prompt? Got A Prompt.
We do not need a prompt to journal; but a prompt is sometimes extremely helpful. Prompts help us to think about matters that would probably never come to our minds. They stretch our imagination and bring out hidden gems in our minds.
#4 Manage Privacy
If you are in my English class, be assured that your journal entries will never be shared with anyone else without your permission. Did you happen to write something so personal that you do not wish for me to see it? Simple. Fold that page and staple the fold together. That way, I know that I should not be reading it. By the way, it will be great if you could write another "safe" version of that entry for me to at least have something to read. It's really easy. Just leave out all the parts that are too private and write out the rest on a new page.
#5 Have Some Fun
Journaling is meant to be fun. Write in a voice that is uniquely yours. Write whatever you truly believe in; there is no need to consider what others think at all. Keep writing - until you feel satisfied!