How to Get Started Writing a Journal

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Getting started journaling isn’t something you need to think about too hard. Yes, there are numerous types and styles of journals and ways to do this that may or may not be more effective depending on your goals, but you can get some paper (or your computer) and get started today.

* Dust Off Your Pen and Paper – You don’t need anything special to keep a journal.

* Do It First Thing in the Morning – Don’t procrastinate about keeping your journal.

* Do It Last Thing at Night – Another time to do it is before bed. It works incredibly well for gratitude journals.

* Write Every Single Day – Whenever you choose to do it, try to set it up so that it becomes a ritual and a habit. Journaling daily will be more effective than just doing it when you feel like it.

* Start– Don’t start being worried about style and substance right now; work on the daily habit with pen and paper.

* Begin with Today – Start right now and write about your day. That’s the easiest thing to do.

* Try Different Types of Journals – Once you develop the habit, you can start trying different types of journaling like a bullet journal, a vision journal, or maybe even a project journal for your next project.

* Keep It Private – The main thing to remember about your journal is that it should be kept private. The only exception is if you want to share thoughts with a therapist, counselor, or coach.

Keeping a journal will help you deal with the things that happen to you and those that have not occurred. The main reason is that writing it down helps you remember what you did right and wrong. It enables you to improve your decision-making capacity for similar situations. The main thing is to get started journaling in any way that works for you.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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