I’ve mentioned in at least one past post how easy it is sometimes to let our journals become overly negative, and I seem to recall likening it to quicksand, the kind of journaling where all we do is complain or write about the negatives in our lives. I think this is a common pit to fall into. I know it can happen to me. It begins as catharsis, which can be beneficial, to a point. But it can go too far. That’s why it’s important sometimes to bump ourselves out of that with more variety in how we journal, to include some reflection, gratitude, or self-questioning. It’s helpful to remind oneself of those bright points in life that are easy to forget.