How is journaling working for you? Journaling can be difficult for me to keep consistent at since of my RSI in my right forearm. After the journaling I tell myself see I can still do this. I can hold a pen and therefore there is nothing to be scared about. I'm still chugging along and the weakness will eventually go away. Journaling isnt something I look forward to very much. Most of the list compiled are areas of my life that I'd like to just leave in the past. The days that I do journal about more pleasant topics its more beneficial. What techniques do you find most effective? I actually find the cluster writing to be the most beneficial. Do you think you are avoiding any specific technique or issue? I enjoy science a lot, but not having to please so many people. I told my wife I'd like to go back to finish a chemistry degree ( have a BS in biology) and see if that would open new job paths. I'm just not cut out to serve people day in and day out. Especially trying to get others to change a habbit (CL abuse, diabetes control). Issue = maybe midlife crisis, or low job satisfaction.