If you have too many thoughts in your brain, it's common to make up excuses to avoid writing.
Since that overwhelming feeling stops you from writing, you need to get to the why. Why are you feeling this way?
To put it simply, feeling overwhelmed is a fairly common symptom of anxiety.
You're not alone. Celebrities like Stephen Colbert and Lady Gaga suffer from anxiety as well.
Not only can anxiety keep you from writing daily in your journal, the condition can stop you from other activities as well.
If your anxiety gets too overwhelming, you might have trouble with daily activities like going to the store.
Luckily, the University of Rochester Medical Center thinks keeping a journal can actually help you manage your anxiety.
That's right. Actual medical research says you should keep trying to write every single day. Don't give up.
That's why you should remind yourself to just start writing and build a daily habit.
You don't have to create a masterpiece. Don't try to critique your every word.
Try these writing tips if you're still stuck
- Do a breathing exercise. Inhale five seconds and exhale five seconds. Repeat this five times.
- Go for a five minute walk. Increased blood flow can improve brain activity and help with clarity.
- Try a single page junk journal. Fill a page with every thought currently in your head. Let the emotions flow.
- Think about what President Trump might write in his journal.
- Say what you're thinking out loud. Hearing words can stimulate new responses.