Here’s one way to journal if
… you have not yet started
…do not know what to say
… would like to recall a moment more vividly later
…or have not journaled in a long time and need a boost.
Use your senses!
Ask yourself the following:
- What do I see right now?
- What scent or scents do I smell right now?
- What do I hear?
- What do I taste right now?
- What texture is in contact with my body? Or what does my body feel right now?
It has been my experience that when you are this detailed, you remember the moment better. I do this prompt at funerals when I want to remember not only who was there, but the texture of the pew, the smell of someone’s perfume as they hug me, etc.
Truth be told, the taste one is usually the one I have to stretch to find. I am not usually eating and journaling simultaneously. I often end up describing the taste of toothpaste,but that is ok. It is the truth. Tailor the prompts to fit your reality and your world.
I bid you peace,