I have a guide on journaling. I reckon I will give it a try. It's by tristine rainer. How do you personally approach it? For example you can list what gives you joy and happiness when experienced, things that irritate you, table of contents autobiography (she has a section on writing memories such as a diary), list of beliefs I once had, beliefs I no longer have, to do list, upset list, things I am afraid off, things desired that make you genuinely happy, lists of virtues and flaws (based on ben franklin's puritan values) and how you cope with each (I assume she wants a writer to write how others cope with it, example Benjamin Franklin did it in one of his important books and autobiography sort of like a spiritual guide, example practice honesty), transgressions, failings. There is more and I haven't been close to finishing the book. Lists is the easiest of them to apply. She gives examples.
BTW I dont own the kindle version but it got released and revised due to co-vid 19 according to the author and right now it costs 1 dollar. I'll try to order the digital version tonight. But I own the physical copy already. I haven't gotten serious into studying it. Dsylexia can make it more difficult to concentrate as does my sickness and on top of that attention deficit disorder.
This was has been a favorite of many so-called honest reviewers on goodread.
One kind of journaling is also description. There's more obviously and I need to keep reading but that is a very short summary of some contents. Admittedly, the journaling of description was when you could travel safely to anywhere doing things without coronavirus being a problem.
I just write stream of consciousness, as if I'm writing a letter to myself. It's not hard, so there's no need to study up on how to do it.
My wife heated up a can of beef stew for dinner last night - it was pretty good, except for the cooked carrots in it. Damn they're gross, slimy and crunchy all in one nasty bite. Of course I ate it without comment, but she saw that I picked the carrots out; she knows my dislikes and stayed mostly quiet.
I rode my Indian Springfield out on US24 today - over Wilkerson Pass. Damn, it was cold. Temp meter on the bike said it was 33 degrees out - I've ridden through colder weather, 50 miles through 24 degree weather last December - that HA toy run, it was a blast, but damn it was cold. Anyway, why do they put thermometers on motorcycles anyway? We're outside so we already know whether it's hot or cold.
For me, just getting the words to flow out of me is enough to break out of a slump.
Try it, maybe it will work for you. Or not. Could be meat, could be cake... or some kind of meat-cake.