Want to get into the habit of journaling? Do you understand that journaling has some major benefits for you and you’re ready to take advantage of those benefits and improve your life? Sometimes even though we know it’s good for us, it can be hard to create the habit of writing in a journal when you are not used to it. Here are some ways you can make journaling a habit starting today.
1. Set A Time To Journal Every Day
One of the best ways to get into the habit of journaling is to set a specific time each day to write. Whether it’s first thing in the morning or right before bed, choose a time that you can stick to and make sure you have your journal and a pen ready. If you need some extra motivation, set an alarm on your phone or use a timer.
2. Keep It Short
When you’re first starting out, don’t try to write pages and pages in your journal. Just focus on writing at least a few sentences. Putting too much pressure on yourself to be a journaling superstar will backfire and you will end up not wanting to journal at all.
The more you journal, the easier it will become and the more you’ll want to write.
3. Write About Anything
There are no rules when it comes to journaling. Write about whatever you want, whether it’s your thoughts and feelings, things that happened during your day, or even just a list of things you’re grateful for. Write nonsense if you want. Just write.
Make it a goal to write at least two sentences in your journal every day. This will help reinforce the habit of journaling with a goal that is fairly easy to accomplish, but super rewarding when you do.
4. Don’t Try To Be Perfect
You are not writing for others in your journal. Your journal is for you and no one else, so don’t worry about spelling or grammar mistakes. Just write from the heart and let the words flow.
5. Be Consistent
The best way to make journaling a habit is to be consistent with it. Don’t skip a day. Set aside your time each day to write, and stick to it daily. The more you do it, the easier it will become. Soon enough, journaling will be a daily habit you look forward to.
6. Use Journal Prompts
Writer’s block is a big thing, even when it comes to journaling! There will be times when you will sit down and not know what to say. This is where journal prompts come in. A journal prompt is a starting point that’s already been created for you and all you have to do is just continue the thought or write about the prompt.
For instance, a journal prompt could be, ‘What makes today special is…’ There are a million different journal prompts.
Stay up to date with Notebooks and Planners as we have lots of ideas coming up for journal prompts that will benefit every facet of life.