Do you ever find you sit down to write and the words just don’t flow? You sit staring at a blank page, tapping your pencil waiting for something, anything, to come out.
There’s nothing more frustrating than writer’s block when you have limited amount of time to get work done, get content written, and move on to the next task.
The practice that has helped me most with my writing is journaling. Not only does it provide me with a bank of work for when writer’s block inevitably happens, but it also helps the words flow more freely overall.
Whenever I journal it’s like just letting the floodgates open, emptying the brain of those things that are bogging me down, getting prayers down on paper, or even discovering deep rooted issues I didn’t know I was having.
Yet journaling isn’t always easy. If you’re unsure of where to start or what to write there are things that can help you. Personally, I had gotten out of practice and was feeling constantly stuck so that I almost gave up on journaling all together.
That’s when I discovered 30 Days of Journal Prompts by Taylor Arco.
I purchased Taylor’s prompts, grabbed a fresh journal and pencil and started my mornings with focus. Her prompts encourage you to write 3 daily affirmations to begin the process, followed by 3 intentional questions to get you thinking. They are focused on goal setting, personal growth, relationships, and health. Then each day ends with writing 3 gratitudes.
After doing a month of her prompts I found my pen flowing, my days starting with intention, and the writing in other areas of my life thriving. I also found myself building confidence in areas I needed most (thank you daily affirmations and gratitude focus).
Whether or not you try Taylor’s prompts (which I recommend you give them a try!), I suggest trying journaling in your daily routine. It can help you feel focused, balanced, and clear to begin your day. And who wouldn’t want that?