Even when we are at no loss of feelings, emotions, or opinions it can feel nearly impossible to consistently put thoughts on paper. However, it is a habit that continues to nag because we know how healthy it is to prioritize time to process worries, decisions, relationships, past experiences…
So, what do we do about it? Here are some thoughts and ideas to turn journaling into your new hobby.
Let go of the pressure. Who cares if you have bad handwriting or can’t do the fancy doodles in the margins. Your journal is for you and you only. You don’t need to impress anyone, it is your space.
Set yourself up for success. Let’s be honest, building a consistent habit means doing something even when you don’t want to. For those moments when you are struggling to feel inspired, brainstorm a list of questions or prompts that you can choose from.
Gratitude. When all else fails, write a couple of things you are grateful for every day. Maybe this is even where you start. It may sound basic but getting in the rhythm of putting pen to paper and focusing on the little things can have an immense impact on contentment and happiness.