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You Will Need
- 20 minutes of time, 4 days/week
- Quiet space
- Pen or pencil
- Blank notebook or computer
Select tools and space
Select writing tools you're comfortable using, whether it's a pen and notebook or a computer, and find a quiet space to write.
Commit to journaling
Commit to journaling for 20 minutes at least four days each week to honestly lay out your thoughts and feelings without regard for formal grammar or punctuation.
Define your approach
Define your approach, deciding whether you will focus on a single topic, such as a troubled relationship, or address issues and feelings as they arise in your life.
Face the page
Face the blank page courageously and get started writing without censoring your thoughts and feelings, letting emotions flow freely.
Review your journal
Review your journal after a reasonable amount of time to discover the patterns, trends, or growth your writing reveals and make note of these insights.
Reflect on insights
Reflect on the insights your journal provides to better understand yourself, your world, and the people in your life, celebrating your ability to dig deep for the rewards of personal growth.