I use an actual notebook. I find it slower than typing with a keyboard so that I think about what I’m saying more. Handwriting my thoughts is also more coordinated and simple than typing on my phone.
I use a real notebook for journaling. It’s got a soft, somewhat padded and embellished cover. Not only is it nice to write in, but it’s great sensory stimulation just holding it.
Honestly both, when starting a new ritual I always use a new journal until I am sure about why and the purpose of the journal. When the journey is over, I often switch over to an app since I prefer the backup feature of the app. As long as it is written whether via paper journal or app, I feel I get the same effect from the concept. Only you can tell which method works best for you.
I like to use notebooks for my random self inquiry’s. Buyback then I type on the computer if I am wanting to write an in-depth journal entry
- During each session, (1) how much do you journal on average (in terms of time)?, and (2) how much do you write on average (quantity of writing)?
- How do you journal everyday?
- What should I write in my journal?
- How long do you usually write in your journal?
- How do you stick to a journaling habit?
- What do you focus on
- What kinds of things do you write in your journal?
- For people who’s jobs require secrecy or confidentiality (military, therapists, lawyers) what are some guidelines to follow when journaling?
- How do you think that journaling help you? What are the benefits?
- What if I can’t think of a good way to talk myself out of a “but…” statement? I sometimes find myself writing a half-hearted reflection 😅