Creative journaling is not about making art for outside evaluation, the beauty lies in its being purely for personal attention where every mark or thought is free from criticism or judgement and crucially free from the crippling voice of the inner critic and self-censor. Boldness, honesty and play are what's important and the rest will follow.
Here are some ideas to help you get started
- Buy a sketch book or journal some pencils, paints or other art or found materials.
- Find a time when you won't be disturbed or interrupted and start to reflect on what's going on in your life and how you're feeling in the here and now.
- Start putting these thoughts on to the paper, whether it's a simple word, a colour, a line, a doodle, or a series of hasty scribbles just do it, do what ever feels right in the moment.