On days where my brain feels busy I like to free write for five minutes. Anything any everything that comes to mind. All of these writings are in one journal, each color coated page is a different style of writing. So far I just have the two types but I will eventually start writing short children’s stories again when the inspiration hits me.
I like to write in the morning my intention for the day and at night a reflection of the day. I try to keep my journal positive, to find something positive even if the day was not what I thought it would be.
I also have found a comfortable, private spot is best for me. Just to give an air of meditation to my writing.
If I'm having a hard time thinking of something to write, I sit still and scan my senses and write what I hear, see, feel…
I hope this helps. There are also some very nice guided journals.
I even doodle, design clothes or draw something sitting in front of me. I don’t limit or edit what comes out between my head and the pen on the page because I might miss some thing that was important . I always put a date on everything so that I remember when the particular entry was made. When I go back to read what I’ve written, weeks or years later, the variety of entries makes the understanding of what my life was like at that particular time much clearer.