Journaling Tips for Beginners

Have you ever tried to keep a journal, but you haven't known what to write about? Did it end up being a boring list of things that you did in the past 24 hours? Did writing feel like a chore, rather than a rewarding, beneficial, or inspiring practice?


If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, I promise that you are not alone in feeling this way. Many of my clients and loved ones tell me that they've attempted to start a journal practice but have given up a short time later. I have found that when beginning a journaling practice, it can help to use some prompts or subheadings.


These might include:

1. List 3 things that you're extremely grateful about today.

2. Write down something that you are going to do for yourself today.

3. Write down something that you are going to do for someone else today.

4. Write about how you're going to move your body.

5. Reflect on how you're currently feeling and how you want to feel today.

6. Write about how the day is treating you.

7. Write about that one happy memory that always makes you smile.

I encourage you to go out and buy yourself Ekatra's beautiful journal and get started using the above prompts as a guide. You'll find that over time you will organically discover a journal practice that suits you and will no longer need to use headings like those suggested as a guide. Happy journaling folks!
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