I started journaling on a blank half-page. The first few lines were the usual rubbish. Then: “How much journaling is enough?” popped up, and I had to wonder. I normally do nothing, or three pages.
During weeks where I have a lot of freelancing to do, it’s generally nothing.
But in that half page, I answered my question: for me, journaling is useful if it makes me step back and consider what I’m thinking. Terry Pratchett’s second thoughts, if you know the reference. The process of deliberately “waking” out of one type of thought–becoming a lucid dreamer of my mundane thought process.
–Which means that a half-page of journaling isn’t a waste of time at all.
If you liked this post, why not check out something I wrote? A Murder of Crows: 17 tales of monsters, cannibals, zombies, goddesses, crows, witches, supernatural mayhem, and just plain evil.