I like to journal in the morning with my coffee or in the evening before bed. Or just whenever I’m feeling something I really need to write down in words.
I think the best time is anytime you feel your mind full. But in my case I do it before bed so I can get both bad and good things out and sleep lighter.
First thing in the morning in last thing at night. I’m considering trying to find a way to journal in the middle of the day too. Just because it makes you pause and reflect on how you’re feeling in that moment and to think about what’s most important.
I like to journal when I have a clear mind, which is typically after I go through my morning or after I’ve finished everything on my to do list.
I like to journal at the end of the day that is before going to bed. This helps to brain dump everything in your head so you can sleep better. Also if you want to track down your mood for the entire day you can do it at night. Also doing something like writing at the end of the day makes you more relaxed and ready for a good night's slept.
Right before bed! I find it really helpful in getting out thoughts that have been churning all day so I can sleep better. Journaling as part of my nighttime routine has also helped me feel more relaxed and reduce screen time so I can fall asleep more easily.
I like to journal in the afternoon. It gives me the chance to slow down while there’s still light, but my mind isn’t smugy like it is in the morning.
- 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?