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Where will you journal?

You don't need a dedicated space for journaling, anywhere can work.

Some of my journaling friends take time to set the scene for their journaling. They make a clear space at their table or desk, place a flower or special object nearby, and spray the air with essential oils. I love this approach if I am going through a process of deep self-reflection, however for my everyday journaling, I’m happy to get my pot of writing materials onto the coffee table and rest my notebook on the arm of my sofa.

If you live with loved-ones or share with house-mates, you might want to find a private place for journaling – it helps not to be interrupted, although it doesn’t have to be quiet, maybe you prefer music or background conversations to help you focus. Different nervous systems need different settings to cultivate a flow of attention.

Of course, home might be the last place you would choose, maybe the habit of journaling time is something you nurture in a break during your working day, or is the perfect excuse to spend some solo time in a cafe. Equally, it could be a habit for your train commute.

"I have a notebook with me all the time, and I begin scribbling a few words. When things are going well, the walk does not get anywhere; I finally just stop and write" - Mary Oliver, Poet

On a last note, remember you do not have to journal in the same place every day, in fact I encourage you to try different places and notice how they affect your practice.can borrow.

Or be like poets and authors, take your notebook everywhere you go.

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