Freeform journaling: How to Embrace the Mess and Find Value in Your Notes
“Freeform journaling” is a term I use to describe my journaling practice. It involves capturing everything, both valuable and seemingly insignificant notes, without hesitation or worry.
One of the benefits of this approach is that it allows me to be more free and spontaneous with my writing habit. I never have to worry about whether or not something is worth recording in my journal because I know that everything goes in there.
The first step of freeform journaling is simply capturing your thoughts and ideas on paper. This can be as simple as writing down everything that comes to mind without worrying about organization or structure.
From there, you can move on to the second step: processing the value of your notes. This might involve identifying valuable ideas, labeling them, categorizing them, and eventually archiving them for future reference.
While “freeform journaling” doesn’t necessarily mean messy journaling, it does involve letting go of perfectionism and allowing yourself the freedom to write whatever comes to mind. This can be liberating and inspiring, and it can also lead to more creative ideas and insights.