Take a stab at starting your first journal entry. If you have already decided on your medium
for journaling, write your first entry there. If you haven’t acquired your chosen medium for journaling, record it on the page provided in this guide and then copy it into your journal when you get it.
When you start the entry, include the date. Consider providing your name, occupation,
and things you like (doing this makes it personalized). If you like, include where you are
writing, what time of day it is, or your current mood. Including these simple details will
help get the writing juices flowing for when you need to write about the big stuff.
I can’t tell you what to write . . . that’s your call. For me, the writing was and is a powerful
tool for healing and releasing emotional pain. Get into your mind and thoughts, push
them through, and let them flow. The deeper your feelings the better (this could be
helpful too for writing purposes). Your entries should be as though you’re talking to
someone, such as a trusted friend. Again, try to be precise in remembering the details
of your day—
Pain, anger, hurt, losses, emotions, feelings, healing, etc. These are all great reasons for making those impressions come alive. And putting it on paper one can see the faces of . . . Have you ever tried your hand at the process of writing? When you journal it can be good for the soul. No doubt, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry knew the healing powers behind it all. See, there is power in journaling! Consider it a therapeutic pathway to recovery. Another method for use is as a tool to help with one’s mental health and well-being. I look at it as the vehicle used to empty out waste (i.e., toxicity). So what use can you get from it?