I have never been one to sit down and "journal." It has always felt like a forced effort to extract the special thoughts I have in my head and they never seem to come out as beautiful as I could imagine them. It is however, a very powerful tool that can open our hearts up to places we never imagined were so close by.
So many things occur in one day, it is impossible to think we could remember all the joyous and amazing new discoveries our children have had at the end of a hectic 16-hour day, much less capture the thoughts that swirl in our minds that may lead us to a new understanding of ourselves. Many of us to this day have pieces of paper all over the house where we have jotted down ideas or thoughts we may be able to use at another moment, but would never remember through screaming toddlers and demanding school-age children.
For some, it's like creating lists. You know, that list of thoughts that need to be removed from our mind before we move into mental overload. Journaling allows that to happen. A place to store those special words you can come back and read later, when the time is right.
Find a beautiful journal in a style and size that fits your needs. Take 10 minutes each day to sit and write whatever comes to your mind. Follow this practice for 30 days and you will be amazed at the peace this will bring to your mind. Slow down and give yourself a release. It may even show you there is a writer inside, just waiting to come out.