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.
Plus it decrease screen time which adds to the benefits.
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.
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 ✌🏻
with a journal app, it kinda helps more on keeping things in place and sometimes gives you different things to jot down!
I take notes on things in apps that I will later want and be able to search. That is where apps shine.
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. ♥︎
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
- Do you think an expensive journal or planner is worthy to purchase?
- How do you feel after writing down how your feeling
- What’s your favourite writing prompt or bit of advice that you’ve come across?
- Do you journal in the morning or in the evening?
- What do you enjoy writing about most? Do you ever want to publish your work?
- What is the best way of writing?
- What is worth to write in the journal or what people used to write in a journal?
- 1st, 2nd or 3rd person perspective, which do you prefer?
- What’s a simple yet effective thing to write about daily?
- What do you journal about?