At least, that’s what I serve up for pity-parties. But when the pity-partying gets old then I turn to things that are a little more useful like
- Petting a cat or two
- Spending time with family and friends
If you don’t journal, why not give it a try? Here are a few quick journaling ideas to help get you through your next tough time.
Journaling helps me work through problems. If it’s a problem I can’t do anything about I can always scream on the page and at least release some of my frustration. Then I pick myself up and get back to whatever task is at hand becasue one thing my story characters have taught me…life is not easy. Things can--and do--get tough. Then, chances are, they might get even tougher. And no one is going to swoop in and save the day. But you know what? The stories we write wouldn’t be good without a bunch of worthy conflicts challenging our characters, right? It’s the tough stuff that makes the story interesting while transforming our characters into better people with depth and wisdom. Aren’t we the same? Don’t tough times help us become the people we were meant to be?