I’ve been a fairly consistent journal-keeper since high school (oh, those angsty poems!), but over the past few years that habit has fallen to the wayside. My present journal was, if I remember right, started two years ago! It’s a 5-subject notebook, and I’m not even half-way through it. That’s not normal.
Last week I was writing a note in my planner (at that time a Passion Planner), and it occurred to me that using a planner, rather than a simple datebook, could be part of the reason my habit has dwindled.
Between trying to make a planner work for me, and social media, my thoughts are more scattered…and more public. By the time I sit down to journal, I’ve either posted a mini version of what I was thinking, or added it to the planner to, quite frankly, keep it from being full of blank pages. I’m no longer diving deep into my thoughts and feelings, and I miss it.
Is this something that’s happened to you, too? Are you ok with it, or are you trying to get back to keeping a journal, and if so, how? I’ve tried prompts, but not in a while; I may have to give them another shot and see if that gets things rolling again.
I’m curious to see your thoughts on this!
©Pip Miller – September 2019
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I have so many notebooks, journals and planners, in addition to manifestation books and gratitude journals, that it all gets a bit blurry sometimes. And I do notice that thing where mini versions of thoughts becomes posts on social media instead. But I’m thinking about maybe dedicating a day of the week to do some deep journaling. Maybe Sunday, to get my mind set for the upcoming week, to sort it all out.
Hey, stranger! It definitely gets blurry after a while. I’m trying to sit down in the evening and make a point to write something, anything, before going to bed to get the habit rolling again.