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Journaling for Creativity.

Why Journal? Journaling to generate ideas

This post follows on from So why journal?, in which I listed a few reasons why journaling is a sound investment of your time. Here, we further investigate the ‘Journaling to generate ideas’ section of that post, expanding the ideas and exploring their benefits in our quest of how to journal.
…Additionally, by being freed from the mindset of “having to complete a task in one sitting”, your creative thinking remains running, working away in the background, so more ideas surface whilst you go about your other tasks….

Why Journal?: Journaling for organisation

This post follows on from “So why journal?”, in which I listed a few reasons why journaling is a sound investment of your time. Here, we further investigate the ‘For organisation’ section of that post, expanding the ideas and exploring their benefits.

So why Journal?: Journaling for training

This post follows on from “So why journal?”, in which I listed a few reasons why journaling is a sound investment of your time. Here, we further investigate the ‘For training’ section of that post, expanding the ideas and exploring their benefits.

So why journal: Journaling for capturing

This post follows on from “So why journal?,” where I listed a few reasons why journaling is a sound investment of your time. Here we further investigate the ‘journaling for capturing’ section, expanding those ideas and exploring their benefits.

So why journal?

I can’t, in one post, give you a complete answer to the question “why journal”, because in my notes, on this single subject alone, there are over 7500 words, far too long for a blog post. So this post is just a list of reasons and summary sentences on the main benefits. In later posts I will expand upon them.

The effect of journaling on the senses

At first, creative journaling trains you to see beyond the cursory glance, to become aware of the details that envelop a scene, event or object. But to capture the holistic experience presented to you, you will need to see beyond detail. You will need to let your mind touch those observed details and with your minds-eye see its past, present and future, feel where it exists in the world, and draw on the emotive as well as that which is not present.