I don’t believe there are any mistakes. Whatever we do, how we act or react, can be used to help us learn more about ourselves and others.
Amends and apologies however are most important if others are hurt while we hopefully learn from our actions or reactions.
Journaling, putting thoughts and feelings on paper without monitoring ourselves is a helpful tool to use in order to uncover, discover and grow.
People make resolutions as the page of the calendar changes from one year to the next. They want a change, attempt to do it and then it fades away without the person understanding why they don’t continue long term. The answers to our thoughts and behaviors can always be found within. We just have to explore.
Those who have an interest in journaling and don’t do it, tell themselves they don’t know how. Others have a million reasons why they don’t start. Fear is usually hidden and can be addressed by “just doing it”. There is no right or wrong way to journal. Keep inmind that fear is NEVER experienced in the current moment. We only feel fear when we imagine the future.
Take a chance, explore - discover - and then take a deep breath and take an action. What do you have to lose? The simple suggestions made in the Color Outside The Lines journal before the actual pages you’ll use, are very helpful to the novice or regular journaler.
Healthy, happy New Year to you with easy life lessons.