I just finished a journaling challenge!

I just finished a journaling challenge! It was a 30 day challenge that made me really start to look within.

Each prompt was geared to not just make me think, but to also help me get down real and raw emotions. It wasn’t always easy, but I’m glad I took it on.

This week, I wanted to share some of the tips I learned through this month.

When I started this journey, to say I wasn’t sure what I was getting into was an understatement. Usually, when I take challenges like this on, I have difficulty seeing them through.

I cannot count how often I’ve started other 30-day challenges and given up within a week. Somehow, this one felt different. Coincidently, for me, this particular challenge was going to be a new level of vulnerability for me. I felt that I had a lot to say, and I was right.

Journaling challenge

As I went through each prompt, the ideas and thoughts that came up were all different.

There were times I was frustrated with the process. There were other times I was rearing up to write. Additionally, other times I knew the pen was just going to allow me to write.

What I Learned During My Journaling Challenge

  • Trust the process
  • Be willing to dig deep
  • Don’t take it too seriously but put in the work
  • Start small
  • Write the truth, not what you “think” you should write
  • Use a paper and pen. Computers can take away from the experience of actually “writing”

When I look back on this past month, I not only learned about myself, but also learned how important it is to get your thoughts and feelings down. For me, it got myself out of my head.

There you have it. I finished a journaling challenge and loved it!

I very much encourage you to do one for yourself. It can be a therapeutic endeavor, or great practice if you’re a writer/aspiring writer. Who knows, you may get some fantastic ideas for a novel or short story.

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit and who knows, I may have just helped form a very helpful and thriving habit! I am so grateful!

If you want to learn more about journaling and other holistic practices, check out The Joy Box website! It’s full of amazing resources!

Take a look at a previous entry on journaling here.

In that entry, I talk about how journaling can be a great form of self-care. Until next week, be well and namaste!

2 thoughts on “I just finished a journaling challenge!”

  1. I love how you say, write the truth.

    I find sometimes I even get caught up in writing what I think I should be writing and not what I really feel or think. I love all the things you learned through this process.

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