18 January 2016
Keeping A Journal
I find it hard to switch off and stop thinking about things. I let my mind wander and it really doesn't help my stress levels or my anxiety. To try and help this and also to have something to look back on in years to come, I have decided to keep a journal.
On and off since I was a child, I have tried to keep a diary but have always failed. I'd write in it for a week or two and then stop for no real reason. I think my problem was that I told myself I had to write in it every day and sometimes I just don't have anything to say. Instead I'm just going to write in it as and when I feel the need. This might be every day or a couple of weeks could go by with nothing written and that is ok. So far I've really enjoyed it and feel it's very therapeutic to write all my thoughts and feelings down on paper. There's also something to be said for writing with pen and paper. It beats typing when it comes to keeping a journal.
So when I decided to keep a journal, it took a while to find the perfect vessel. I wanted something timeless that I could imagine myself still writing in in ten years time. I had no idea where to look though so I headed to google and simply searched journal and came across The School Of Life website. When I saw their journal I knew that's the type of notebook I wanted. It's A5 and I love the linen cover. It isn't lined paper though, instead a grid which I have actually come to love. I bought the single green Journeys journal but have since bought the pack of four which works out a lot cheaper. I also had to pick a pen to write with and chose my favourite blue Bic biro.
Do you keep a journal?
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