“A journal of a thousand pages begins with a single word.” – gruber
JOURNALING 101 – WRITING WITHOUT JUDGEMENT – STAGE 1
One of the exercises that I have my clients do, to stay as present as possible, is to start a journal. A journal can be a life-changing and eye-opening experience.
The biggest question I get about journaling is, “How do I start?”
1) SET A TIME AND PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GO TO BE ALONE AND WRITE EVERYDAY
2) BEGIN TO WRITE
Close your eyes and breathe. Open your eyes to your journal, sit with pen in hand and wait for your first impulse. If all you can think of is, “I don’t know where to start.” Write that! And keep writing that until something else fills your mind. Something will.
3) DON’T JUDGE OR EVEN THINK ABOUT THE WORDS/THOUGHTS YOU ARE WRITING.
4) SIMPLY WIRTE YOUR THOUGHTS OUT AS YOU FOCUS ON THE POINT OF THE PEN ON THE PAPER.
5) WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP, STOP, close your journal and go about youyr day.
5) DO NOT GO BACK AND READ IT.
6) WHEN YOU FILL YOUR BOOK, SIMPLY START A NEW ONE. FOR THIS EXERCISE YOU NEED NEVER LOOK BACK AT YOUR WRITING.
Copyright 2007 Rob Gruber