Let the voice of your inner critic fall on deaf ears

Creative journaling goes through stages and one of those stages is not unlike adolescence. I call it the ugly phase.

There is a period with every journaling page where it looks ugly. But this is simply a sign that you have not finished yet. This phase of a page can be quite off putting and can make you feel really fed up. This fed upness is caused by your inner critic spotting the opportunity to bring you down with its snidey one liners such as ‘who do you think you are trying to be creative?’ ‘You were never any good at this at school what makes you think you can do it now?’ “You are not seriously trying to tell me that creativity is the gateway to your soul, have you lost your marbles?’