Make it a Ritual
With your morning cup of tea, when you first sit down in your study, or perhaps right after you climb into bed? The important part is etching out the time every day to jot down your thoughts, it doesn’t matter too much when or where. Think of journaling as a few minutes of written meditation: a point in your day where you can let your mind meander without judgement.
When it comes to journaling, there is literally no such thing as perfect prose. Which is quite a liberating thought, don’t you think? Don’t be afraid to write fragmented sentences or simply note down a list of unrelated thoughts. The idea is to relinquish control and just follow wherever your mind (and your pen) seems to wander.
Choose Your Companions
Find a notebook in your favourite colour and use a pen that glides across the page just the way you like it to. While any writing implement and paper will do, having beautiful tools you love to use will make your new journaling ritual less of a habit and more of a pleasure.