Keep your hands moving.
Do not pause to reread the line you have just written…that is stalling and trying to get control of what you are saying.
Do not cross out.
That is editing as you write. Even if you write something you did not mean to write, leave it, let it be.
Do not worry about spelling, punctuation, or grammar.
Do not think or be logical.
Let your right brain take over.
Dive into the tough stuff.
Do not avoid the scary, unsettling parts of grief…this is sometimes where the best processing and healing takes place.
Keep it simple.
Journal on a grief emotion, use a sentence starter or grief journal prompt or draw/paint your grief.
Be compassionate and gentle with yourself.
Remember, this is a judgement-free zone.
You must remember that your grief story matters. What you journal has the power to change your perspective, restore your sense of being, or find ways to remember your loved one.