Journaling: What it is and how to do it

Updated: Apr 11, 2021

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

There are days when I sense myself opting out. Its not every day, but it happens frequently enough for me to recognise the signs now. I can’t focus; I put stuff off, check the fridge a few times and refresh my Facebook feed for the 57th time in a minute.

What’s usually happening is something is stuck in my head that I haven’t really processed enough to let it go. So it just sits in there bothering me all day, niggling me and stopping me from getting on with my day.

It’s then I’ll realise I haven’t “journaled” today.

What is journaling and how do I do it?

Journaling is just emptying your head of unprocessed thoughts and feelings by writing them in a notebook or journal and writing until you make sense of them, find solutions or routes forward.