Journaling Tips For Beginners

Writing in a journal can be a therapeutic experience. I invite you to check out some tips that may encourage a more fluid journaling experience.

1. Write in the format that fits you.

Journaling usually starts in an actual journal but it doesn't have to stay there. Taking notes in your phone or on your laptop is completely acceptable. A lot of people believe that actually writing in a journal requires you to slow down a bit and to feel more productive. This is accurate but the point is being self aware and writing with intention.

2. Keep realistic expectations.

We all dream of writing page after page of insightful information and provocative thoughts but it just doesn't start like that. Start small. Allot yourself a 10 minuet time table to get your thoughts out. If that seems like too much time try 5 minuets instead. The objective is to form a habit. It's not about how many pages you write, just that your'e writing.

3. Writer's Block

So what should you do if you want to write but nothing is coming out? I find that expressing my gratitude for the things that I've experienced and the things that are going well is a great place to start. It's a writing topic that can completely change your state of mind if you're in a bad mood.

4. Environment plays a part.

Writing at your desk at work is probably not the most productive writing space. You want to be in a space that promotes peace and positive vibes. It's important to feel inspired by your space. Grabbing a hot cup of tea and snuggling up in your favorite chair on the deck may be your go to place. There’s no right time and place for journaling, it’s about finding whatever works for you.