writing in your journal is very rewarding. i used to write in it off and on. but then problems and feeling started swelling up in me so i just sat down and wrote. it’s so refreshing. although you’re not technically speaking to anyone, you’re getting this off your chest. AND you can write anything you want w/o worrying if you offended someone. you can just be yourself.
just stick with it. be willing to be uncomfortable for a few minutes. just write. do not proofread or spell check.
just write. that is all.
good luck >_< !!!