Getting started is often the hardest part. So……….
Open your journal and write the following…..
There you go you have started! What else can you write?
The first thing that I was do is get into the right frame of mind to start my writing, this includes dealing with all the mundane tasks that need doing, I make sure I’m in loose clothing, I have a cup of tea, that my partner knows it’s time for me to write and I am in a warm comfortable place. If my jaws clenched or I feel tense in some way, I take a few moments to focus on my breathing.
Dating your entries is really useful and a great habit to get into. You will start to see cycles in things that are happening in your life, you will also be able to file things away in some chronological order and of course by dating things you will be able to see where your gaps in writing are.
Everybody is different, and so the style of writing would be different.
You must write in the way that suits your style. If you were drawn to one style more than another please have a go at writing another style, notice how it feels, and what you can learn from it. The most important thing when you write freestyle or structured is that you write quickly and spontaneously. This will engage your creative right side of your brain and of course when you do something quickly and without thinking you are using your unconscious. The only time that we want to use the conscious part of our brain is when we come back to reflect.
Sitting in silence, with either your eyes open or closed, let the images, feelings, and sounds of the day, wander into your mind. Just let them come to you, and notice what you notice. Let your unconscious mind work.
Congratulations on getting started.