Sticking to positive topics in online journals
March 4, 2012 8:42 PM Subscribe
How can I keep to positive topics when journaling?
posted by sweetkid to media & arts (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Off and on, I've written in journals via traditional paper and the site 750 words.
I use paper when I have something specific to work out, and 750 words for daily journaling.
One of the problems I have with just basic journaling outside of writing about a specific problem is that I just go on and on about the most negative topics. I'll start out just writing about my day and then it turns into a lot of negative thought and anxiety. I want to explore what's going on in my mind, but I hate seeing these negative thought patterns just being regurgitated onto the journal. How can I keep to more positive topics without drifting into superficiality? I've been in therapy for a while and feel better exploring negative thoughts there, with my therapist there in real time to work those out with me. With journaling, I'd like just time with myself to explore what's going on in my head. Yes, there's negative things in there, but positive things too and I want to get at those!