Take a break and write. Journaling can help you process your emotions and unleash your creativity.
Anytime is the perfect time to start keeping a journal or diary. Writing can help you organize your thoughts, recognize your emotions and help you understand them.
You can write about what's happening in your life or use your journal as a place to flex your creative muscles. Create a short story through texts or re-write a fairy tale. The sky's the limit and remember to silence your inner critic. You aren't writing for a grade or for anyone else's eyes but your own.
You also don't need an overpriced journal or sketchbook to begin. Any empty notebook will work, but if you're feeling creative, make your own DIY Personalized Notebook for journaling.
A notebook, a good pen or pencil and you're all set. If you need a starting point or inspiration, these writing prompts can help you begin:
"Draw yourself or anything that represents you. Give your drawing a title."
While your journal is private, your writing doesn't have to be. If you have a short story, an essay or poem that the world needs to hear, make your voice heard by submitting your work for possible publication in Richland Library's literary magazine, Kids in Print.
Contributors must live in the Midlands and be 6-18 years-old for consideration.