This is Part Two about the five steps towards a journal writing program in 28 days.
On the fifteenth day, increase the length of time you are writing to at least twenty minutes each day, and continue with one sentence at the end to express your feelings. Remember, the content is not as important as the action of writing every day FOR YOU ONLY. No one else will be reading this unless YOU choose to share it. I recommend keeping it private for now as others may judge you and attempt to analyze your personal thoughts, which may discourage you from continuing.
On the twenty-second day, write for fifteen minutes continuing your life experiences. After the fifteen minutes, spend the next five minutes writing about your feelings, thoughts, challenges and dreams. This is important as it will start your process of building your comfort level of sharing with others eventually. At this point, the habit of writing is your goal – the content will evolve as you become comfortable exploring and recording your past, your present and your future. Keeping this up for twenty eight days will be an excellent beginning to becoming more confident in your writing abilities.
Awesome! At this point you now have the tools to continue to journal every day. I highly recommend reviewing your past entries from time to time as you will notice that as the entries change, you will change and your writing style will improve and evolve. Reviewing is also an excellent way to assist you if you get stuck for ideas at any time.