I had the same problem, what works for me is I started using a diary app that allows me to do talk to text feature so I ask myself the question how was your day today what where some things that happened today and I answer like I would if a friend had asked me those questions. Remember it's ok that nothing exciting or earth shattering happened, journals are a record of our lives the good, the bad, the mundane and the exciting. Just keep at it until it becomes second nature!
Hi, I had the same problem! Will try the ‘morning pages’ approach, just write anything that comes to mind, without quality control. Am going to hang on for a while but if it will keep to be more effort than reward I will let go of this habit.. Good luck!
I’ve only been writing in my journal a short time, but I think it’s impossible to run out of things to write. Your life is always changing. Start with what you want to be different tomorrow. For example, I’ve procrastinated studying the past few days; today, the first thing I wrote was “I want to be more focused today. I will sit down and study properly”. There wasn’t much else to add to that, but that’s ok. Tomorrow, I can journal about how that went, and add a new goal for myself if I want.
Well, going into it, I think I will just recite what I did earlier that day, step by step, and sometimes it does turn out like that: a list. But most of the time, I close my eyes and I feel what I truly feel at that moment. Maybe sad. Maybe I feel as though I am buzzing. And then I think of a memory. Any memory. (And of course, you write this all down). And then about why that memory was triggered with your emotion.
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I write whatever I’m thinking about at that exact moment of my day. I set no expectations for what I need to put in each entry so sometimes I write a single sentence and other times it’s paragraphs. I also journal to the prompts here on Fabulous
I start with the things thay t happened throughout the day. Then im able to go back and analyze my feelings or thoughts or actions that went along with it. Trying to be consistent in doing this will be something im trying to work on myself. It really helps to see look back and see how you handled certain things etc..hope that helps some 🙂
- 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?