Have you ever tried to start your sobriety journaling, but then felt like you were trying to force words on to the page so you gave up? Have you ever tried to start journaling, but then felt like you were trying to force words onto the page so you gave up?
My whole life I always wanted to be a 'journaller'. I bought pretty notebooks and visualized myself writing page after page.
And what I did write just felt forced and unnatural. I felt like I was trying to be someone I wasn't.
Then it dawned on me.
I was setting the bar too high! I was expecting myself to magically have an abundance of words to spill out onto the page. So this is what I did.
I made a commitment to myself that I would show up in front of my journal each day for five minutes where I would write a minimum of two sentences.
Somedays a bit more than two sentences would flow, and other days my two sentences consisted of me telling my journal that I had nothing to write. But that commitment created A CONSISTENT Journaling Practice that turned into the best ‘Teetotally Awesome’ self care I could give myself.
So take the pressure off yourself, and begin with 5 minutes and 2 sentences.