Not all pages are full of insight or wisdom. Many include pointless chatter, rants, or endless lists of goals. But each of those pages contain a part of me.By the time I get to the end, in the last few pages I pick up things I’ve learned along the way, as well a the things I need to focus or reflect on.
Usually, I don’t need to return to old entries. My subconscious automatically picks up on things recorded between those particular dates. I end the journal with my impression of how I’ve done so far – usually a three months period, what things I’ve become stuck on and made little or no progress, what went well.
Now and again, I also end up writing a poem or copying suitable quotes that reflect a particular journal’s ending.Journaling is a form of art. It’s a creative process, and whenever you create something, you become attached to it.
Therefore, finishing a journal is much like finishing a creative project. There is a sense of accomplishment, but also little bit of sadness. But then, you move on to creating a next piece of art and it’s a same journey with new hopes, all over again.
What about you? How do you feel about ending journals?
ACTION YOU CAN TAKE TODAY:
Reflect in your journal about how you can set up a routine that would allow you to end your journals with some kind of review of what’s happened during the course of that journal.