Five ways to effectively start a journal
Since childhood, we have several experiences that have made us happy, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, etc. All those encounters and feelings affect how we view and react to things, people, and events. At one point in time, we were content with what we had; pressured or stressed out when faced with difficulties; and grateful every time we succeeded. How do we remember all of them, especially those that we need to continue doing and those that taught us lessons? A great way to do this is to write them down in a journal. Remember that writing is a great exercise, which allows us to organize our thoughts and process our experiences that are associated with pleasant and/or unpleasant emotions.
Decide to start a Journal.
It matters when you really decide to write. Take it easy. You don’t have to write well; you just have to do it and let your thoughts flow. Part of the decision to start a journal is allotting time as to when you will start (date), what time of the day (specific time and duration), and days of the week. After allotting a schedule for journaling, stick to it so it will become a habit. You just need to establish a routine for consistency.
Stick to your schedule for journaling.
Since you have decided to start journal writing, stick to that schedule. You can start a 5-10minute journal writing each day so you will be able to include this practice in your routine. In forming a new habit, consistency matters.
Find a quiet place.
In journaling, it is always a better idea to find a peaceful and quiet place. This place could be in the comfort of your room or anywhere where there is no or little distraction so you can focus and concentrate.
Buy a physical or e-journal.
Mindprohacks has available journals that will allow you to process your thoughts and emotions. Our journals help you facilitate self-love, conquer stress, defeat anxiety, and overcome depression. These journals will make your writing easy, accessible, organized, and handy. They are great tools for writing anywhere.
Write honestly and enjoy writing.
Journal writing is an invitation to process your thoughts and emotions, thus answer each prompt as honestly as you can. Be candid. Remember that whatever you write is an honest representation of yourself.
It is also great to make this activity an enjoyable experience, not a chore. Take note that the more you reflect on what to answer on the prompts provided, the more insights you will discover and realize on your life’s journey.
To make journal writing meaningful, we made the prompts simple and the graphics, easy on the eye.
Get your copies now and let the words flow!
This article is a great help when I do my journaling too. Thanks @mindprohacks. ♥♥♥