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Instead of getting a notebook to journal in, get a (large) desk calendar or date book, and then just challenge yourself to write a sentence or two every day, on that day.
This small amount of writing a day feels attainable. By writing it on a calendar, it’s very obvious when you’ve missed a day.
Sometimes the hardest part of journaling is staring at a blank page and not knowing what to write about.
Create a template that you follow every day. Maybe that’s writing three things you’re grateful for every day, or asking yourself a question each day, like “What can I do to make tomorrow better than today?” If it’s helpful, you can create printable journaling “worksheets” that lay out the activities you’ve promised yourself to do.
Find a bunch of interesting prompts that you’re excited to write about, and then spend each day journaling on a different one.
Search for “journaling prompts” and start collecting your favorites. Compile them all in a Word document or on the first page of your journal and work your way down the list.
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Labeling emotions and acknowledging traumatic events, both natural outcomes of journaling, have a known positive effect on people, and are often incorporated into traditional talk therapy.
3 pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-conscious, done as soon as one wakes.
They are not meant to be art. Or even writing. They need not be smart, or funny, or particularly deep. It's a form of “brain drain”, a way to expel all that angry, petty stuff that spirals through our subconscious and muddies our days.
Forget all the rules others impose about a journal. Do what works for you.
Your first notebook will be your learning notebook. Like any productivity method, it will take time to find a bullet journaling flow and structure that works for you.
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