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When I was a high school English teacher, I started every class with a journal prompt. As I watched my students come in the door, sit down, and work on their journals each class period, I felt like I was seeing a transformation take place before my eyes. They changed from loud, frazzled teenagers into focused, creative beings in the span of less than 10 minutes.
Journaling is so powerful, in fact, that I use it in my work with clients. Often, the brilliant but busy professionals I work with simply need a quiet space to access their creativity. Writing in a journal provides them the space to engage with themselves in a way that our productivity-focused society just doesn’t make space for.
So, when brand strategist Justin Foster sent me an e-mail with a reverse journaling activity, I was intrigued. After completing the activity, I felt it was it so powerful that I needed to share it with a wider audience. I asked Justin to chat with me via video to share more about reverse journaling, and we ended up talking about a lot more than writing. Enjoy watching!
Download the FosterThinking Reverse Journaling PDF here.
Do you use journaling to access creativity? Did you complete the reverse journal activity? What intrigues you about this process? Please share below!
Good stuff, Stacy! I look forward to hearing how you’ve begun to use the strategy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Kirsten! I need to get better about working it in regularly, but I enjoyed the process and plan to utilize it more in the future.
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