For last few weeks, my journal has been quite neglected. It's not abandoned, as I still manage to jot down bits now and again, but I haven't done "proper" journaling. It's funny, because I always notice it now when I am not spending enough time with my journal. Sometimes I think I haven't written for ages, and when I open the journal I find it's been two days.
But I also feel that I have to be in the right mood to journal. Currently, I am so bogged down with other tasks I want to complete. Learning Spanish and Editing my book are the main priorities and it's bad enough keeping up with them, along with everything else that must be done. And a part of me wants to write all the details of this in my journal. I want to record it all - ups and downs. But then I find that I am so busy doing it that I don't have time or energy to write it.
Not a good feeling. So I believe some regular journaling time - at least every weekend - will have to be scheduled. Eventually I get back into journaling groove when nothing stops me from scribbling, but on downtimes like this, one must not neglect the journal. At least not for too long.