Do you prefer a physical journal or a journal app?

Keyra N.
Depends, if i want important memories i write it in my physical journal. If i’m just journaling my daily thoughts i use a journal app.

Rebeca A.
Physical journal, because it’s like it’s own keepsake. Each journal is special for the period of time you have it in your life. Also, I get tired of staring at screens all day and it’s nice to just let the thoughts flow freely onto a piece of paper.

Emma Z.
I prefer a journal app rather than a physical journal because not only is it easier, but I don’t have to rely on a physical book to write in when I could type down my feelings or thoughts in the moment.

Frankie W.
I prefer a physical journal simply because of the fact that a journal app requires me unlocking my phone and spending time on it, which is something that I’m trying to reduce.

Judith O.
Physical journal – by my bed – if I don’t put it there I sometimes forget – having it there I remember to journal every day / even if it is few lines – it’s interesting to flick it open and read from a random day and see if I am moving forward
Kind regards

Pauline O.
Physical journal, it helps ground me in the hear and now. Seeing and feeling the pen glide over the pages. Knowing the page is full where before it was empty.

Sanvi C.
Even though online ones are good, I prefer physical ones because they make it better for me to share my feelings and I feel as if I can express my feelings through writing and not typing 💬

Nika N.
Honestly, I think I prefer a journal app. I find that I can express my thoughts and feelings much faster this way, practically at the same as they come to my head. It’s also infinitely easier to go back and rewrite or remove certain parts without leaving any ugly marks or spaces. As well, the journal that the Fabulous app offers gives you a writing prompt, which encourages the flow of new ideas.

Fae N.
Backs and shoulders are always in pain. So, from what i’ve done in sports, I roll out my back. When I do this i lay flat on my back, on the floor. I then bring my knees to my chest and hold my legs with my arms, like i’m giving my legs a hug. Then I rock back and forth on my back (i did this on a yoga mat and cheerleading mat! not on hard ground!). After that i normally do downward dog. Then for my shoulders, I will grab a chair and place it in front of me. Then i’ll get on my knees, place my hands at the edge of the chair, (so that i’m on my knees and my arms are straight out with my hands on the edge), then i will take deep breaths and let gravity pull me down to my limit and repeat that.

Ilhan F.
Journal app if it meeta my demands of being private, ad-less, free and convienet. If it doesnt meet those requirements might as well use a physical one.

Edward P.
When it comes to reflecting or planning out my day, I prefer a journaling app called "DayOne" because I can edit the words I type. This helps me stay clear and organized. On the other hand, I use a Physical notebook when I need to doodle when I can't put a label on my emotions and I need space to scribble. What about you?

Imaan F.
I mostly journal in a physical book but I do enjoy the freedom of being able to just open an app and journal wherever I am ,but physically journaling is definitely my favorite

Janelle P.
A physical journal. There is an emotional connect when I write that helps things pour out whereas an app doesn’t work that way.

Nguyen C.
Journal app because im the only one who can see it,it’s easier to write because i can express my feelings and thinkings more

Glenda Q.
I prefer a journal app because I feel like it guides me more than a paper journal does. As an autistic person it is easier for me to get going when I have little prompts.

Najoua R.
I prefer a physical journal .. but an app is more practical .. it’s easier to have it everywhere and you don’t need to replace it as the space is unlimited

Marius S.
Journal app because it reminds me to do it and if I do it in the physical journal I might forget to write or reflect in it one day

Hannah N.
Journal App because it feels more safe to me. To have it more personal and I can keep it longer. A journal can get destroyed vs an app I will have for a long time.

Jalisa P.
Usually a physical journal because I love to be able to use multicolored pens and make it look creative to my own creativity vision. However, I never can find the perfect time to sit down and bring all those journal supplies out for use, so an app does make it simpler to use daily & on the go!✨👍

Angelo T.
I think it depends on the person. If it's someone who can easily stay committed to their goals then both ways can be effective. I personally prefer physical journals since it helps u & also gives u some time away from the blue screens.

Mikkel P.
An app is an amazing way to make sure that whatever you write down, it gets saved. I like to use Reflectly, but you have to pay to continue writing and to see all quotes. With a physical journal, you can draw, write down stuff, and you can make it all your own. All in all, I think a physical journal is better that an app because for most apps, you must pay.

Josini C.
I prefer physical, but that’s just because I am a freelance writer and prefer to have a physical journal to look back on my thoughts. I also feel like it

Nicoline U.
I recomend a physical journal. That's because u can decorate it, u can reflect to it later on in the future (thats the best part of it) as well as u won't use digital device.
While journaling app is a nice pick too…..but u it's digital and u may delete the app and will never see ur writings then.

Dana O.
I keep a physical journal. I like having something I can grab and physically write in. I seem to connect more with myself that way.

Mikkel C.
For me,it is better to use a physical journal. Nothing beats the traditional way of sharing your thoughts and plans by writing it and contemplating on it. I draw sometimes figures that will make me show my emotions. All things in between, i write them down without worrying that I might misspelled some words. My journal,my rules. Somehow, there's a personal touch when you use a physical journal.

Serafim Z.
for now, i choose journal app, because its more efficient and easy for me, since i doesn't need any other equipment to write, only my smartphone. thanks technology for bring us such an easier way to release our thought.

Sara E.
physical journal because it makes me feel like i’m actually getting something done rather than just using my phone to type something. it makes it more real.

Liv S.
Both are fine. With that being said I feel like I would prefer one in real life so that I could personally have it with me in my hand, but online it might be cuter (which I admire) and it might be easier to do. In conclusion I think that doing one in real life makes me feel more comfortable, which is what I am really aiming for.

Annette X.
I prefer to write in a physical journal, it feels more therapeutic as I am not looking at a screen and feeling like I’m wasting my time on electronics. Something about writing with a pen and paper feels old fashioned now but I encourage it, it forces me to work my brain harder as auto correct isn’t there to spell everything for me. I also enjoy writing when my handwriting turns out neatly, is pleasing to look at. It’s also much less stressful as you make less mistakes than you do typing, I find anyway. The only upside to typing is sometimes you get your thoughts out faster, and no writer’s callus!

Nurten C.
I think both have their advantages and disadvantages, but I like using physical journals for To-Do Lists, scribbling and quick notes, whereas I prefer journal app for trying to express my thoughts and feelings .(Emojis are usually a big help with illustrating my mood☺️)

Paul Q.
I keep one in my notes app so everything is in my phone rather than trying to find a journal.. in the future I may use a physical journal but at the moment I think my notes app will do.

Michael F.
I currently use an app (Daylio) for my journal, and have for over 500 days. It’s convenient because I always have it available, but it does have major drawbacks. For instance, since I like to have multiple entries throughout the day, I want to keep my phone on me constantly, making it difficult to avoid distraction when I am trying to work. However, I do like how the app can give statistics like average mood for a given week/month, even with the free version. Also, with an app, as long as your phone has a password you don’t have to worry about people looking at your journal without your permission.

Roland T.
In my opinion better is physical journal because you can feel paper, pen, smell It it’s so physicaly. App is good too but i like feel how i doing.

Morgan Y.
I actually enjoy them both. It's different though. Using an app is new to me and I just realized that I may not be able to look back on my entries. I have had to download app with new phone and for some reason it doesn't move with me and I have to start over at the beginning. I haven't mentioned it until now. As far as writing in a journal it's a huge release and I believe more confidential. I like to look back on my entries years later and see the change or remember good times or even bad times and it's usual fantastic when I do because I realize that I survived! Some of the hardest things I have been through I felt I wouldn't make it but had been blessed with better things. Any way that is how I feel about app journals and written journals.

Nadya P.
I actually really like a journal app… partly because I always have my phone on me and I’m always on it so it’s easier to journal when I’m reminded about it and when I can just quickly go in and type. As opposed to when I have a physical journal often I lose it I forget to write in it I am too lazy so this is perfect

Carter U.
I think I prefer a journal app because with a physical one I feel as though I have to make it pretty and perfect just like the ones on social media. I’ll end up spend more time and energy worrying about wether it is good enough and what is another theme to do then actually writing and processing my feeling through the day. With an app it all do for you and you even get reminders to do so.

Julie F.
Definitely a paper journal. It helps me slow down and reflect vs. being just another thing on a screen. I can also, then, see a tangible result of journaling consistently. It feels like a real win to see a notebook fill up over time. But we don’t naturally have a concept of file size.

Anyana E.
A journal app, I already do so much fysical and I couldn’t do much more sport in a week. So it’s better for me to to just rest a little bit still be productive 🙂

Robin T.
I prefer a physical journal as I feel I can really express myself when I'm using a pen and paper to express my thoughts.

Hilary X.
Both because sometimes I forget to write on a physical one but if it’s an app I will remember to but I wanna improve my writing so…

Anton Z.
I prefer a physical journal due to old school teachings. I feel more free and comfort writing down my thoughts on paper. Some times i can draw pictures that express my feelings better then words.

Willie C.
Physical for the “realness” factor. It feels better to write in a physical journey but, the app has its perks too. I can just whip it out and do it whenever or I can save it for later while I’m on the tram.

Engin O.
I think it’s best if you use a real journal so then you can feel really energized and not using phones so then your eyes will hurt it is best if you use a journal book or a notebook and claim it as your journal

Linda N.
A journal app is easier on the go, since we all carry our phones with us. But when you take longer (like an hour on a quiet sunday afternoon, with a cup of tea) nothing beats paper.

Larry Q.
Physical journal. Since for the Physical journal you would need to take your time off and write that would give you time to think and reflect on your thoughts

Savannah F.
I think a physical journal is better because you can actually Experience writing with your own hands which becomes more permanent

Benjamin O.
I prefer a physical journal. Something about writing with a real pen and paper makes it feel extra special. Happy journaling!

Elizabeth Y.
A physical journal makes the reflecting feel more personal and concrete than journaling on my phone. And it helps me have less time staring at a screen.

Ma L C.
A journal app because we have most use of mobile laptop and so many gadgets and therefore if there is a app than it will remind you through notifications which is best

Megritte N.
Physical journal. The act of writing in paper is much stronger for me and also gives me space to sketch in case I want to work with an idea graphically as well. Plus, there’s something incredibly powerful about seeing a shelf full of beautiful volumes capturing moments of your life.

Jeny F.
I think a journal app might be a little better because no one can peak. And its personally refreshing you can read it again and fix mistakes or i can just read and see how my journey started from.

No Lie Y.
I like both. Because a physical journal will make me be more creative in my writing, while the journal app will help me be more inspired and motivated because of the different features of the app.

Ck N.
Because it is on my phone it is easy to access I do prefer a physical one though because I feel like I’m talking to myself more and it is engraved in a paper take that as you wish

Silje W.
Sinceramente prefiro as duas. Uma agenda em papel permite me escrever, riscar e pensar nas palavras, papel e cabeça à moda antiga. A agenda em app é diferente pois da para configurar alarmes e lembretes, assim recebo alertas ao longo do dia do que tenho para fazer.

Nicoline U.
Definitely an actual journal to write in! I have a 5 year one line a day journal. Nice and simple and also nice to reflect back on other years!

Patricia A.
I've tried both but writing it down helps me understand my emotions a lot more than typing it. Maybe it's the feel of the paper as I write and how my thoughts become physically manifested on paper! Digital ones are practical though; easier to search through the entries, too 🙂

Malle B.
I prefer a physical journal, because I like the feeling of my pen on the paper. I also feel like it’s easier to write all of my feelings down instead of typing it all on my phone. I feel like I can be more honest with myself when I write things down. It’s also fun to read back what you’ve written a year ago. That’s way more fun to do when it’s in writing instead of in an app on your phone.

Meghan Q.
I like a physical journal because I like using different colors, sizes, see my own handwriting, and I’m very kinesthetic.

Ericka E.
By reminding yourself daily. I was often annoyed by what is your purpose question because I thought it was dumb but now I see how asking yourself that question daily helps to focus you on doing things that fulfill your purpose. So now I geni

Lina E.
Well prior to this app I’ve only ever used journaling by hand. I recently moved to Maui and target/Walmart are on the other side of the island, I tend to look for notebooks that are aesthetically pleasing so that I use them for everything, anyways the stores a little too far for me at the moment. So I decided to try the app. It’s actually helped a tremendous amount, I like that it send me reminders, and when I’m doing my daily habits it sets music for me. I love it! It’s only been the second day but I love that it’s always accesible to me. I feel like if I had my journal I’d always have it in my bag and forget to take it out. The app has turned out so great for me!

Crispiana C.
A physical journal makes me feel more connected and generally I think writing is more insightful than typing, but a journal app is probably more practical and direct and when having less time will make it easier to be consistent

Shane C.
I personally prefer a physical one as when I write down something I feel accomplished and more motivated than typing it on a app.
Plus it decrease screen time which adds to the benefits.

Raicca Z.
Eu prefiro um journal físico, me organizo melhor e sinto que tudo fica em ordem. Também me parece que as coisas tem mais facilidade de acontecer, como se fosse alguma magia do universo que tornasse aquelas palavras reais. E sempre que faço algo fora do celular, eu me sinto mais produtiva e desconectada da internet, tendo um tempo só pra mim.

Emily P.
I use a digital journal for gratitude, but I prefer a physical journal. There's just something about physically writing that feels cathartic to me and I personally get more from it. I retain information better and any realizations I have seem more profound to me.

Gesine U.
I would rather do a physical job. Because it would be more exciting. I would like to study marine biology when I am older.

Pedro U.
Honestly, I love both. I don’t really care where the journal is as long as I have one. Sometimes it is better to have a physical journal though, so you can really feel connected to your thoughts.

Lily Y.
Either works fine. A good app is EMMO, but I suggest using a real journal. Using an app right before you sleep can lead to many difficulties. Please don't use your phone an hour before you go to sleep, trust me, I can ensure that it works. I hope this helped!

Curtis U.
I think a peraon journal is better because you can feel out every word and be able to write down your thought as you see them. However, a digital one is also good for short notes along the day as sometimes it is hard to take out a pen and paper while out and about. I believe both are good options and equally as effective. Wether you are spilling your thought out on paper or onto a screen they are gettibg out and isnt that the whole point?

Rae O.
If you want a long answer, then journaling in a physical journal is more likely to get that from me than an application. I spent too much time on my phone as it is, it’s nice to connect with pen and paper rather than typing on a screen.

Joe U.
I think it depends on what I’m trying to journal. When it’s a lot of thoughts running through my mind, I prefer typing. But when I’m having a quiet moment where I have more time, I prefer writing in a physical journal.

Michail C.
Both for different reasons. I rather filling out a physical journal however I will forget so A journal app is better for me because it will remind me

Sue N.
I prefer a physical journal because I write in it but I also glue things into it and take it with me to remote places where the app won't work.

Lilla M.
Both! Both have different vibes: digitalis ones are more convenient and easier to make notes in esp quickly , but paper ones are aesthetic and can be nicely decorated with stickers and random doodles.

B N.
I’m not sure. I use to write in a journal when I was younger and I as I got older I had drifted away from it. I’ve tried to go back but I haven’t. I’ve skipped days or forgot all together. I’ve been using the app – it seems to help but even then they’re short answers I’ve given. Possibly because I get distracted.

Sigmund U.
i prefer both because i feel like writing in a physical journal most times but other times i’ll feel like writing in a journal app

Johan X.
So growing up and in high school I preferred a physical journal but I really love this app and breeze it helps me so much and it’s such a relief at the end of my day being able to reflect on my day and my week each day and week I love it !

Axelle A.
I prefer physical journal because it give me time away from my phone or tablet and give me time just declutter my mind without any distractions.

Osmar C.
I prefer a physical one, because I feel freer when I writing the letters with my hands, but I've found that the digital one is waaay more pratical. Also, as long as I don't have a prompted journal, it's easier to look for one online and answer to it than having to switch mediums

Peyton X.
Physical, I like seeing progress and the feeling of satisfaction I get with another page filled, slowly getting closer to finishing it. Pretty journals also give me the motivation to continue writing. Lastly I like writing in the evenings and a physical journey doesn't do that whole breaking melotoni apart with blue light stuff. Oh and I'm always afraid of accidentally deleting documents and that's not an issue with a ohisical one

Folkert G.
Both – a physical journal are good too look back on from the past to the future showing you what you’ve achieved or what you wanted to achieve in the past and may have forgotten about whereas an app can send you notes or alarms for the things you need to do for that day.

Eva O.
Both! I think a journal app is good for reminders etc, but a physical journal is great for writing, setting intention and to-do lists.

Ben S.
I like journal apps because I’m sometimes not a big fan of my writing and I can easily type, delete, or fix on a journal app.

Arnold Y.
Personally I don't read it a lot but I prefer a physical one cause I already stay on the internet a lot for school and it hurt my eyes On the other side of the coin the journal app produce less pollution

Alice N.
Physical journal as it is a memory for life you can take it anywhere and online it could easily erase a book I find is bettet

Lucille Z.
I prefer a physical journal over a digits one. The sense of nostalgia that a physical journal gives is much more as compared to a digital one. For me, anything physical as opposed to digital, be it books, journal, magazine, it feels more personal.

Catarina S.
Nowadays i’ve been using a journal app because it’s more easy.
I am a little lazy and the phone is always with me and at hand.
So this way I ashore that I write everyday or almost everyday.
Honestly I still prefere a physical one! It somehow feels more personal I think. There’s something diferent about writing yourself and seeing you handwriting with your own words and feelings.

Jonas R.
Right now I do use a physical one but if there is a simply app I would rather use this, because it is then easier to look back out search.

Dominic I.
I have used a physical journal my whole life so I am open to have prompts digitally but I would perfer to write my answer in a journal

Hugh C.
I prefer a journal app for an easy access everytime I need it. The fact, it will be more easier to note thoughts on the go that wait the right time to put it down. Thank you for the question

Felismino S.
A journal app is better because you don't risk someone reading it and the security is high . Also, you can back up to your Google account so you don't lose your notes , and finally a physical journals pages will end but in the app you can write everything without worrying about that, you can also add emojis .

Tadeu E.
i prefer a physical journal because i love to write with a pencil on paper and it can be neat or messy or i can really just do whatever and be more creative it’s also more relaxing because i’m not on my phone which is good for you and i can just disconnect with a pretty notebook and get lost

Osaj O.
I have both. There are times when I feel that the act of putting pen or pencil to paper is cathartic and allows me to release in a different way. Other times I love and enjoy the organization and simplicity of putting my thoughts into my digital journal that is secured with a password that only I know. Both are very valid and valuable.

Iwona F.
I prefer a physical one. Just something about putting pen on paper. Random doodles. Crossing things out instead of permanently deleting them. It's a better representation of me and my thought then an online on for me.

Gottlob F.
I would definitely go for a physical journey, I have to use my body, it’s healthier and better to keep moving, not just sitting and being lazy and looking at apps!

Paola Z.
I prefer a physical journal because I can create it, I can do it following my ideas and it could be more personal in this way. Also I feel good touching with my hand a paper book or notebook, it feels concrete. On the other hand, in my opinion, with a journal app you have more options and different ideas that you don’t own originally. Plus you save time.

Artemis C.
I very much prefer a physical journal. I connect more with what I’m writing and take the time to really think it over. It’s a lot more personal that way n.n

Lucas W.
it depends. i prefer having a mix of the two, but if i had to choose then a journal app. this is because i’m always on my phone and have a few apps for journaling. although physical journal gives me the ability to be creative, the already organized apps are way more useful and less time consuming for me 🙂

Gabrielle I.
Yes I think it’s helpful to unwind and unplug at night. I need to feel like a human being again. I would rather write in a physical journal, the feeling of a pen in your hand, reflecting and the feeling of writing feels so nostalgic- since we use technology more now than ever. I enjoy writing and the turning the physical pages. I feel happier when I’m writing.

Steve F.
Physical journal. It's more private and we need to practice our handwriting from time to time. It's nice having a notebook waiting for you to write in.

Karina U.
I like them both I think that and app journal is better because it gives you topics to write about and things rgat make you think a lot but also a physical journal can be good just to write down thoughts or anything in your head.

Natashia F.
I perfer to write in a physical journey. For me there’s a grounding element that connects me to something magical and the words being to float off the paper as if the words themselves have came to life! However writing in an app has its benefits as well especially when I’m on the go and I need to get the thoughts on to something quick . Hope this helps!

Mary F.
I prefer journal app because we carry devices with us most of the time instead of a physical journal. I used to use a physical journal in a short amount of time and then just forget about it.

Nino E.
physical journal; it’s easier to write in and i can add diagrams and drawings. it’s also easier to express my feelings with a physical journal

Maya Q.
i like using both. the physical journal is more fun because i love the feeling of writing stuff down, but a journal app is easier and more effective

Marty Q.
I prefer a physical journal because I have more time to think what I want to write. And because I can draw things in it. And I can underline things or make them somehow different. It feels more "personal" than using an app. But it takes more effort to write than in apps.

Brii N.
A journal app is quicker and you can write soon as you think of something. A physical journal is also good cause you can feel what your writing and you mind just goes full speed. I say have both.

Katie W.
I have never tried to keep a true journal, physical or an app. I think I would prefer a physical journal because I do enjoy writing.

Raechel F.
I like both physical and app journals. Both are great and for me it helps me keep track of my day to day emotions and helps me regulate them as I am thinking more about why they are happening which helps me to process them

Laura E.
I'd prefer a physical one but I always give up quickly as it looks messy or I get sidetracked and forget to write in it. Using the journal on here is good as it asks me questions and it's on my phone so I can just full it in quickly.

Aiden J.
I prefer a physical journal, specifically a bullet journal. It allows me to physically write down and read aloud what I’m journaling about as well as give me time to think of how i will answer. A physical journal gives me the full effect of journaling.

Jude N.
I prefer both to be honest. I enjoy the journal prompts and the fact that I can edit what I type in Fabulous. But I also really enjoy my physical journal that I have as it allows me to write and be really grateful and look for the good in everyday. I use the “favorite moment a day journal”.

Shreya T.
I actually use both as with a journal app i can quickly jot down how i feel and take just one minute to pause and reflect whenever i am. I like journal apps also as they track my mood and i can see how my mood is changing on a graph. I would recommend the journal app daylio or reflectly. I however also use physical journals as the action of taking the book and pen out and sitting down grounds me in the present moment and helps me connect with my mind more than simply going on my phone.

Lia Z.
i prefer a physical journal. i tried some apps but they didn’t really work for me and now i’m using a physical one. i like the actions of getting out my pencils and stuff to journal rather than just clicking open an app.

Fafa N.
At first, I prefer physical journal rather than journal app because it feels so good to write with a pen, add or draw some pictures but then I realize It's easier to write journal in a journal app because I bring my phone everywhere. Maybe in some nights, I'm still outside, not going home and don't bring my journal bit my journal app, which iny phone , are always with me. So, for the sake of practicality and continuity to build a good routines and habits, I choose writing in journal app

Sofia O.
Oh, thanks for This question!
It's a very good question, because I was also always thinking about, "why do I prefer the physical one?"
Now I know. I don't really like the screen style, I mean this typing, swiping… I like to touch the paper pages, turn to the next one, that makes me more relaxed ✌🏻

Linda Q.
I don't write a journal, I haven't since I was very young. I think an app would be easier to use and maybe keep me more consistant with it, since I almost always have my phone in my hands, and I could also use it when I have spare time outside my house (on the bus, work etc.)

Benjamin Z.
I like to write down things. I think it will have more impact. I like physical journal more but apps are great too you can use them anywhere.

Neurani Q.
I am used to writing in a physical journal and i like it because it feels more personal i guess but i would like to try out a journal app.

Lillyanna P.
I prefer a journal on here I dont know why I dont really trust it though because a physical one someone can steal and a app it can be haked and I dont need my secrenmts out like that.

Greeta O.
Sometimes you need to have a physical journal that would bring the satisfactory of having connection with the nature, you know what I mean, like paper is from trees yeah, so they give you a sense of feeling that you are worthy in this Earth and that you are obliged to take care of it too. Apps make us consistent yes, they have reminders and all that but personally I would suggest at least one journal, just a small one.

Vernon W.
I prefer a journal app as I type faster than I write and I would love to note down all that goes down in my head. My head is constantly filled with so much that it's better if I just type it out quickly, before I forget.

Kelly S.
I prefer a physical journal because it feels more personal and I can be as creative with it as I want. It’s also very soothing to write with a pencil on paper.

Mahsa U.
I prefer a physical journal more than a journaling app because you can customise it in any way you want and you can write about your day/ feelings more comfortably. I think that you can express yourself more in a physical journal and may be more productive using it. However, I also think that a journaling app like Fabulous is a great way to connect with others and get more motivation doing what you want to do. There may be better opportunities in a journaling app because it has suggestions of how you can stay productive and asks you questions about your day/ how you feel, but to me, I like expressing myself using a physical journal and make it into something I love. Perhaps it’s different to other people, some may prefer a physical journal or a journal app based on what they think may help them succeed in their goals.

Edeltraut O.
I prefer a physical journal because it allows me to see the mistakes as I go. It’s more personal for me. It allows me to be myself without the judgement of the internet or the apps that own the material you place on their site cause you didn’t read the terms and conditions. I prefer to feel the pen mark up the paper. Or having to scribble on the paper to get the pen to work! Minor inconveniences that I miss now with all this convenience. or those blackout words that you got so caught up on the back of the paper has ink on it in the same spot.

Madison T.
I think I prefer a physical journal because it’s more traditional to me and it takes more effort so in my mind it means more.

Margarita X.
I prefer a physical journal. While it may cramp your hand after a few minutes, getting the words of your day out on paper, using your energy…just makes me feel like all the emotion of the day has been erased. Rather than just typing away on your phone like you can do all day. Plus it lessens the screen time and gives your eyes a rest from staring at a screen.

Marjorie C.
I don’t know, my experience with journaling is not clear yet I feel like I don’t know how to contribute my thoughts and I feel overwhelmed, and maybe that’s because I don’t know how to express my emotions and speak my mind.

T Cio P.
i honestly prefer both! with a physical journal, i feel more relieved and more organized since i have all my thoughts and things in a notebook!
with a journal app, it kinda helps more on keeping things in place and sometimes gives you different things to jot down!

Gustav Z.
I honestly believe a physical journal would be better, but if you don’t want someone to find it, a journal app is definetly better

Madison O.
I prefer a physical journal because I feel like when I write verses when I’m typing I can really like focus on me without distracts like other apps or notifications or anything like that and I can keep my journal to myself like with a lock.

Louis F.
I prefer physical journals to apps. I’ve tried several apps and none of them stuck. There’s something to writing out the words, seeing your penmanship improve as you relearn that skill. For a journal it’s a whole lot about getting it out, reflecting on the day, feeling grateful and engaged in the moment. This is exercise.
I take notes on things in apps that I will later want and be able to search. That is where apps shine.

Galiano P.
I have both. And I use both regularly not preferring one to the other. Everyone is different. One may be more convenient then the other for some. And others may prefer a certain way of journaling. For me, writing is my life. Maybe that's why I had such a hard time with routine. Instead of actually doing anything, I wrote about it and how or why I couldn't or wouldn't. Not to say writing is counter productive…It definitely isn't. It's just a matter of what you are writing and how been you use what you are writing in your everyday life …Not which method of writing you use. That is the most simple answer…Use whatever method feels best to you and whichever is most likely to help you to channel it into action.

Ol Via Q.
I’ve tried journal apps, but it isn’t the same cause you’re still looking at a screen the whole time. A physical journal is a lot better in my opinion because one, you’re not looking at a screen and two, it’s better for your hand muscles and so then one day you can see your handwriting get better and better.

Claire Z.
I love physically writing, but I definitely prefer a journal app. I travel a lot and don’t want to lug a lot of books around, and I find a lot of value in being able to tag entries and easily search for old topics by tag or date.

Giulia Y.
I actually use both. I have an interesting application on the phone, called "stoic". I appreciate the fact that there i can not only write, but enjoy other mindful activities like meditate, breath, reflect, be inspired by quotes and answer a seres of daily-routine's questions.
The other interesting fact is that you can add photos on your journal.

This said, i'll be frank: i prefer a physical journal.
For me personally writing on paper is really therapeutic and helps me a lot in putting down my thoughts and experiences in the most honest and spontaneous way. Being a physical activity is great to feel the intention and connection to the reality around.
I don't mind if the writing is less readable or if i make mistakes and scribbles. I honestly think is another great way of being transparent and reflecting how we really feel in that moment.
Furthermore, i am actually more motivated and constant i journaling on paper, because i feel like i can be quicker and more honest with myself.

This said, i use a physical journal and sporadically (when i am out of house or travelling or have more time) the journal app.
This is what feels best for me at the moment, but everyone is different!
I would suggest trying both and taking time to understand which feels better.

Good luck and stay healthy. ♥︎

Jitendra Y.
I prefer an app. But I do enjoy writing in a physical journal once in a while. I think I like using an app better because I don’t have to worry about how my handwriting looks or how to spell words. Also I think I can write more while using an app.

Uaira Y.
I would definitely prefer a physical journal. I never liked the technology and prefer to separate my thoughts from the screen.

Riu Q.
If there is a prompt along with the journal app then it would feel more interactive, but ultimately I prefer tangible items so I would pick a physical journal if both options were sitting in front of me. However, because phones are very portable it is also easier to use an app sometimes. I think it’s good to have both.

Cameron U.
recently i have been enjoying journal on this app rather than in my book probably because i find it easier and faster. i am trying to take the time to journal every night as i think it is good for reflection.

Lou Jade E.
I think a physical journal is better because I don't have to be on my phone in the morning and I can fully focus on myself

Andrea W.
It really depends on what you want. An app can be more private because it's probably on a device with a passcode, and it's already laid out for you, but many times the layout is not how exactly you want it to be, it may be too simple or too complex.
A physical journal is completely laid out by you, exactly how you want it, but you can get carried out and start adding trackers for everything that you can't find in apps, and then lose track of stuff and feel intimidated by everything you put in, and it's more difficult to delete what you don't want to see, it's also usually possible that people may read it, that's a point expecially if you have anxiety about that.
It really depends on what you want

Efrosini P.
Actually personally I use both . It helps me to write things on the spot on a journal app it is a lot easier but sometimes I find a physical journal more relaxing and helpful. With an app is easier to transfer all your thoughts wherever you are and let your anger or anxiety out just by typing on your phone . I thing by using both for a little while you will see which one suits you the most or you might end up using both .

Leila R.
Ooo ok so I use both Because this app stops me from having bad habits and gives me clear thinking along with my physical journal which I basically just use as a diary (I use this whenever I feel the need to express my emotions after an argument or when something important is on my mind) and my greatfulness journal which name speaks for itself but is also partly a manifestation journal. I feel the need for all three of these but everyone has different needs so do whatever feels right to you! If it feels better typing and letting your phone do the work than that’s perfect, if you feel like writing it by hand and keeping yourself organised instead that’s also totally fine!!xx

Rita Z.
I'd prefer a physical journal, but since I can't go shopping the last few days, I write down my journal on my phone, in the notes. I have no clue about a journal app, I will give it a shot. Thanks

Ella Z.
physical journal, because i find it easier to look back and reflect on, and having a physical journal makes the process and journey of journaling more personal.

Arlene T.
I like bought in the physical journal I like texture of the paper and contact with the book a journal is Like map and I ride Mach less in it but this is up to you ❤️Leasing you inside

Rish E.
I prefer physical journals. Scrolling on your phone just doesn't have the same intimacy flipping through old pages. Plus its a lot more hands on.

Frieder J.
Sinceramente non saprei. Ho sempre usato diari cartacei e grazie all’app Fabulous mi sto avvicinando al mondo digitale. Credo sia molto comodo avere traccia della tua routine sul telefono dal momento che lo abbiamo sempre dietro, diversamente da un quaderno che è più facile da dimenticare. Continuerò a utilizzare il diario cartaceo e, contemporaneamente, userò Fabulous per aiutarmi a migliorarmi!

Herman E.
A physical one, it always gives u more space to create and use ur imagination. I think I like feeling the pages under my hand while I write makes it more real, more personal, more me!

Joey P.
I think that I prefer a physical journal over an app because it is a more tangible item that you can reflect on many many many years from now. I think that the act of actually writing something down is much more enjoyable than typing it out (at least for me). You can also make yourself more motivated by investing in a nice pen that feels really good to write with, it doesn’t have to be expensive! If you enjoy the feeling of writing you will do it more often. Okay

Glen J.
Journal app because I have my phone with me most the time so whenever I feel like writing something down I can simply do that.

Rory F.
I honestly prefer a physical journal because I find it easier to write down my thoughts and feelings rather then type. It helps me reflect and remember to write my thoughts and feelings down. It also helps me personally understand, express and deal with my emotions if I can physically write them down.