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#nowrongwaytojournal #findyourownjournalingstyle #GeneralAnxietyDisorder #Emotionally /psychologicalabusesurvivor

I have been journaling for close to 40 years. I value every thought and word, however, as I get older and wiser, I feel absolutely no need to re-read and re-live past decades of pain, depression,anxiety ( before I had even diagnosed! Then, surprise; I had no idea hubby was a narcissistic abuser. So, I’ve tossed 35 years of journals. So easy to do. As I moved along on my journey, the thought of journaling was an instant anxiety, major depression issue—— the more I write, my outlook sometimes plummets. For me, at this point in my journey, I’ve gone back to daily, very positive habit tracker charts, calender; THE BONUS FOR ME: no long sad paragraphs. The focus is on TODAY, ME, CLARITY, FOCUS ON MY DESIRE to learn, grow, self-care—in this very moment!—I came across 3000 Questions About Me. Ugh! But I drag it with me and note the date
on any entry. Recently met a woman from Kentucky; she has the same book and uses it in the same manner I do! We agreed you can discover strengths you didn’t know you had.
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I was having difficulty transferring my thoughts into my journal. I began berating myself; my mind was going here and there; nothing linear. My daughter eased my angst with one simple thought: "There is no wrong way to journal." I then left an open notebook nearby and jotted down thoughts as they came to me; no concern with writing on the lines. Looking back at it at the end of the day, i saw a #thoughtroadmap that led me to the insights i was looking for. Anyone else have some "non-traditional" ways of journaling?