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Don’t Overcomplicate Your Journaling

Are you having trouble keeping up with your journaling? Is it difficult for you to commit to writing every day, or is there another reason why you can’t keep up with it?

The issue isn’t always that you don’t like writing or that journaling isn’t a healthy pastime for you; it’s that your technique isn’t quite right for you. Even if you’re working from someone else’s suggestions, there’s no reason it has to be too difficult or have stringent standards. At the end of the day, you should journal in the manner in which YOU wish to.

Keep it Simple

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This is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to learn about journaling and enhance your journaling abilities. You’re doing it wrong if you try to make it overly difficult with rules and restrictions. Journaling should be enjoyable and simple, and it should assist you in gaining more clarity in your life. It shouldn’t feel like homework or something you’re obligated to complete.

Sure, there will be days when you don’t feel very enthusiastic about it, but that won’t happen very often if you give yourself the freedom to journal whenever and however you choose. Make no rules regarding what kind of journal and pen you use, when you must write, or how many pages you must finish in a specific length of time. Simply write whenever you want and stop when you’re done.

Write About Anything

You can also make journaling easier by simply writing about whatever you choose. If you’re stumped for what to write about, there are journaling prompts that can assist, but you don’t have to use them, and you don’t have to write in a certain way.

You could come across advice that says journaling should always be open and honest, or that you should keep it upbeat, but these don’t apply to everyone. You have complete control over what you write about; for example, today you might write about a prompt, and tomorrow you might write about what you did that day or what you ate for lunch.

Don’t Restrict Your Time

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Timers are useful if you have trouble keeping track of how long you journal for, whether it is too short or too long, but they aren’t required. Remove the timer to make journaling more of a habit and something you like doing.

If you have an appointment or want to journal in the morning and don’t want to go too long you could use some sort of timer. But, if you don’t have anything to do, write until you don’t have anything left to say.

Appreciate Your Writing Time

You can keep a journal in any format you like. Write in whatever notepad or journal you have on hand, with whichever pen or pencil you want, on whatever subject you want, and at whatever time of day you want. Make this a personal practice with few rules and constraints, and you’ll be much more likely to perform it frequently.

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