I love journaling. But there are days when I’m either not feeling it or just don’t have anything to journal about. If you find yourself feeling the same way, you’re not alone. I have a five tips that may help keep you going when journaling is a struggle.
- Free write to clear your head. Yes open up your journal and just write everything that’s in your head. I could be thoughts, your to do list whatever it may be get it out. Sometimes our brains are filled with all the things making it hard to focus on anything else. By doing a 5 to 15 minute free write you can clear your headspace.
- Use Journal Prompts. If you’re at a loss for what to write in your journal, use a journal prompt to help. Sometimes we need a little inspiration. Journal prompts are a great way to keep journaling even if you’re struggling. If you need journal prompts, check out any of our prompts here.
- Make a list. Not just any type of list but make a list of your favorite moves, foods, restaurants or 10 things that make you happy right now. Journaling doesn’t have to be a profound written work, sometimes journaling is writing about the things you love or that make you happy.
- Gratitude. This is a personal favorite. If I’m not feeling like journaling or if I’m not in the best mood, I will journal about all the things I’m grateful for. This practice always shifts me out of my funk.
- Take a Break. There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a break from journaling. While I try to journal everyday, that doesn’t always happen. It’s ok if you aren’t feeling it. Honestly pushing yourself to journal when you’re not feeling it is quick way to loose interest in journaling altogether.
I hope this quick list is helpful to you when journaling is a struggle to keep up on a daily basis. If you’re new to journaling and not sure how to get started this tips will also help.