Do any of you keep journals? If so what do you usually write in them (without being too specific). I find that during my bouts of sobriety, all I write about are the withdrawal symptoms and how I’m dealing with them, then later all the things I did on a particular day and how I felt, then usually just ideas that I have for the future…until the next binge in which I don’t write for some time. Then, on the next round of sobriety, I look over some of the old notes and wind up ripping them up and throwing them away and usually don’t write anything for the first week or two of sobriety.
I would like to work on keeping something permanent, but don’t have any ideas on how to structure it so it isn’t the same old redundant stuff.