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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Journaling Through the Year 2020

A Journaling Thought

I think there is something we all could journal about here in the United States. It's that of the year 2020. There has never been a year like it in our history. 

Even if we have journaled about it, we could probably journal about it some more. With a new perspective. Because we might have slept since we last did so. Moreover, it never hurts to journal more about something.

Just a little soapbox: Whoever came up with the term social distancing? The correct term is physical distancing. We live in an era where we have more socialization tools and capabilities than we have ever had in history. We live in a time where a lot of people can work from home and have online meetings and meet-ups. We have cell phones, email, texting, and so forth. We are not social distancing. We are keeping proper physical distance. There is a big difference. 


A Journaling Tip

Even if you've journaled about something before... And even if you think you write the same thing, and even if you are, write it out again. Because I guarantee you will not write it in the exact same manner as you did before. Moreover, the very act of journaling it on the page could tickle the muse and get her to produce more results and inspire us to journal more and give us ideas on what we can capture on the page. 


Your Turn: Journaling Prompts and Questions:

What have you experienced in the year 2020?

What has happened in the year 2020?

What has happened to you personally in 2020? 

What has happened at/in your home in 2020?

What has happened with your family in 2020?

What has happened to your friends in 2020? 

When you think of 2020, what do you think?

What has happened in the news in 2020? 

What have you done with "social" distancing?

What have you not done because of "social" distancing?

Has anyone you know had the coronoavirus (COVID)?

What do you think of the cultural climate in 2020?

What do you think of the politics in 2020?

How have you turned social distancing and staying at home into something positive?

How  have you turned social distancing and staying at home into something negative?

Do you know anyone, or of anyone, who has died in 2020?

Do you know anyone, or of anyone, who has been hospitalized in 2020?

What have you learned about yourself in 2020?

What have you learned about your coping skills in 2020?

What have you learned about your problem solving in 2020?

If you could do something again in 2020, what would it be?

What have you learned through "social" distancing that you want to continue once there is no more social distancing?

On January 01, 2020, what did you expect from this year?

How can you make the next quarter of 2020 your best four months yet? 

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