With the holiday season now in the past, we can begin to take some of the practices and rituals off hold and kick-start them again.
Your journal on all the counselling programmes helps you to reflect upon not only interactions and learning within the course, but also with family, friends, work, community projects and even world issues that are prompting you to ask questions and think deeply.
Even if you haven't begun a counselling programme, a journal becomes your go-to friend when you're feeling out of sorts, or need to process something in your life.
For the beginning of this new year, we wanted to give some Journal tips for you to get back into this practice.
So here are our 10 tips to get your ink flowing again.
~ Write about things you have enjoyed or disliked over the holidays.
~ What have you noticed in others, in yourself?. .
~ What surprises you right now?
~ What makes you stop and think right in this moment?
~ Use your journal page to write a letter to someone you love, someone you are angry with or someone you miss.
~ Write a conversation with yourself, offering support or advice, go-on love yourself up more.
~ Write about things you are enjoying right now.
~ Write about what you would like to do more of this year.
~ What three things have gone well this week and why?
~ Do you have a word for 2016?
Hope this has got your journal writing pulsing again.
A wonderful resource to turn to is Julia Cameron's Morning Pages, which you can find within her 12 step creative recovery programme The Artist's Way. You can find out and watch her 2 minute video here.