Friday, December 21, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Journal Therapy


"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."--Isaac Asimov 

Writers write. But sometimes life events make it hard to write. So what can a writer do? Journal. Think through the fingers. Many writers journal every day. I've been out of the habit for quite some time. I am back in the habit. 

Do you journal every day?

16 comments:

  1. No, I don't. But I should. Some days, I look at my facebook posts as a sort of journaling. I'm so glad you've rediscovered the art. It can be so helpful and reflective. Wishing you loads of warm wishes. :)

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  2. I don't journal every day, but I always know it's there when I need it for healing. Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way, Angi.

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  3. No, I'm not much of a journaler. More of a visual day dreamer. But have written plenty of unsent letters in my lifetime.

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    1. But I'm glad you are. And also glad you're blogging again. :0)

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    2. I've got a few unsent letters right now. . .

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  4. Hey hey...I don't journal everyday. I should because I know there is a lot 'neath my surface, but to be honest it sometimes scares me. Phew! Even admitting this has made me all shakey. I need journal therapy for journaling, hahah <<often hide behind humour.

    I am _so_ glad you are back in the habit and sharing that with us.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. Journal phobia. Interesting. . .

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  5. Yay for journaling! Glad you are able to do that again. :)

    I journal when my brain is too full, or my heart is, either with good things or difficult things. Other times, not so much.

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    1. I've been off and on all my life. It feels good to type words, one way or another.

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  6. I don't journal daily, but turn to it when I'm really stuck with a writing project. Which I am right now. Feeling very frustrated about having to go back to the drawing board yet again, so I'm hoping I can journal my way to a resolution. Or at least have a safe place to whine about it.

    Best of luck with your own journalling.

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    1. Sorry you're stuck. Hope you find that resolution soon. ^_^

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  7. I've only journaled during trips where I wanted to record the details to remember later, and during extremely stressful times in my life (like the two worst summers). I have another journal where I write my personal observations during what I perceive as historic events (wrote in it on 9/11, for example).

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  8. I have definitely been keeping a journal since I started my transition this fall. I also hadn't written in one in about ten years, but it's amazing how quickly the routine comes back. I don't write every day, but I sure enjoy those couple-times-a-week downloads!

    Hope yours is helping you through this as well...

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