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
- How to get yourself to write in your journal on days when you are really in a rut and can’t even get out of bed to write?
- Do you always journal in the same place? Or do you carry it with you?
- What do you tend to write about in your journal, to motivate yourself for tricky times?
- What do you write day to day?
- How to make it a routine task?
- How has this habit helped you?
- I’m stacking multiple journals at the moment – activity’s- 💤 sleep- diet- exercise- not sure 🤔 if that’s over doing it but it seem the phone 📱 does a lot of the “heavy lifting” recording everything?? then I just comb over the top of everything at the end of the day…not sure my strategy is functional??
- Do you write anything about your food habits?
- I typically use my journal inner reflection and CBT, but I don’t always have something related to either to write about every day. What else could I write about to make journaling a daily habit?
- Do you find that going over past journal entries is helpful for you? Or is more of a ‘write it down once and never look back’ kind of process worth exploring?