I really love both digital and traditional writing because they have so many pros way more pros than cons. They are both really cool ways to really express yourself and to let the other people in your life know what it is you want to say exactly to them no matter what it is either good or bad. It is extremely healthy for ya to express yourself.
Just write about whatever comes to mind, how you day went, people you met, how you felt, etc. definitely go with pen and paper, i've found it easier to complete goals when you have a tangible object constantly reminding you, and your notes app just doesn’t cut it.
I write on topics that I know about and/or have experienced (also, things that pique my interest that I’d like to learn more about). I also keep a running list of topics/jumping-off points. Starting is often the most challenging part!
I think each person finds their own way of journaling. I tried paper and pen and hated it. I felt tied to using the same pen (stupid I know). And it was hard to keep the journal where I could write in it daily even if I forgot to do it before I left the house. I didn’t want to always be carrying it around with me. So I started using the notes app on the iPhone. I just write each day something. Sometimes it’s deep thought, sometimes it’s “hey I’m journaling today”. But I haven’t missed a single day of journaling in 40 days so something is working!
- 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?