Should I start a journal online? Does it help

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BlancaLap

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Should I start a journal online? Does it help
« on: November 19, 2017, 07:30:42 PM »
I'm currently doing some sort of journal in my phone. Does it feel different when it is online?

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Sceal

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Re: Should I start a journal online? Does it help
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 08:13:42 PM »
I used to write journals on my computer. then I moved to handwriting. But now I write here.
For this phase in my life I feel this helps much better than the other two.
I don't need to talk to myself in a journal only I got access to, I talk to myself often enough already. Getting suggestions, support and validation through the journal here has been incredible. But I also need to keep it as anonymous as I possible can.

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Re: Should I start a journal online? Does it help
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 08:15:55 PM »
Thanks for your replie, I will give it a try!

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Re: Should I start a journal online? Does it help
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 08:46:16 PM »
Getting suggestions, support and validation through the journal here has been incredible.

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I also write in a paper journal. I take that with me to therapy e.g. or write in it when I'm in bed. Atm I'm writing far more here though. Writing all on my lonesome triggers self-harm impulses. Even though i'm alone right now in front of the screen I know that somebody'll read what I write and possibly even reply. That makes a lot of difference.

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Re: Should I start a journal online? Does it help
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 08:47:43 PM »
Thank you for the replie, here is yours hahahahaha

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Re: Should I start a journal online? Does it help
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 09:43:16 AM »
Having an interactive piece of writing can be very healing. In books, people often canít affect the story but in here, people can take a part of your story.

One thing Iíve learned though is that even with this journal online, there are some things I canít really share with others . . . at least not yet. I think of it as important to have a private journal for times like this ó because having to always have someone else read it can make it hard for me to confront the matter with enough courage.

Not saying youíll feel the same. Your choice.

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