Mari Adkins from Journaling Journey asks, “What do you do when you’re burned-out from journal-writing, and how do you get going again?”
After some personal discussion about project management, and some Wings Life Coaching from my co-host Jayde Gilmore, we share our strategies for this familiar feeling of being overwhelmed or stuck in our journaling practice.
We each share our best tips for moving past resistance, gently-yet-directly, to learn more about what’s happening when we don’t want to write anymore. We discuss techniques, such as using famous quotes, movie summaries, lists, and simply allowing yourself to take a break.
Jayde and I share our favorite and proven ways to prime the pump of creativity, and gently draw ourselves back to our journal-writing habit. The silver bullet we kept returning to was the use of simple, yet engaging prompts.
Your turn to answer: When do you feel burned out on writing? How do you cope? What ways do you bring yourself back to the journal? Post your responses at the bottom of this webpage, in the comments section.
You may email your own journaling question to be featured on a future episode of JournalTalk. Or, pick up the telephone and leave a voicemail with your question at 1-805-751-6280. When your question is featured, we will send you a thank-you gift for sharing your voice! (JournalTalk Q&A, Episode #33, October 6, 2015)
Audio Editing: Netrix Marketing
Voiceover: Thomas Gerrard
To Listen: Click on the “play” button > at the top of this article.