I basically write about today's thoughts and feelings. About about off today's personal triumphs and any challenges and nite I could have done things differently
You follow a set structure of questions. Eg. What are the three things I'm most grateful for today? What was the funniest thing that happened today? What can I learn from today? And a few more general lines in the beginning if you want to. I recommend keeping it short on the beginning in order for it to be an easy habit to adopt
Think of a deep topic, something that you can really get some perspective on in your life. Then plan out your entry. Just be honest with yourself and write meaningful things.
I keep my journal right by my bed and I have a pen next to it that I never move. I make a point of opening it before bed every night, even if I only write a few words.
- 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?