Tips for Motivating Yourself to Keep Journaling
Journaling is something you may have started to help reach the goal, help with stress, or just help with your daily to-do lists.
Regardless of why you are keeping a journal, you may find that you have a lack of motivation to continue it at some point.
If you are having a motivation issue, here are some tips that can help you keep that motivation and even perk up some changes to your journaling routine.
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Create Daily Prompts
Creating daily prompts is a great way to keep you motivated. The trick to this is not doing this daily. You want to do this weekly for the week ahead.
This will give you enough to keep you busy, things to look forward to and things to focus on.
For example, you can write out prompts that deal with upcoming events at work, goals you are trying to reach, or events that you are looking forward to.
You can even make prompts about politics, sports, or even movies coming out that you want to see. Just make sure they are original prompts and not do bland or simple.
Don’t Just Write
You do not have to write in every journal entry you have. In fact, you can put in pictures, drawings, print out a favorite meme, or just put in something as simple as a pressed flower.
The point is to keep your journal personal. Put things in your journal that mean something to you.
You may find that no one understands why you just wrote down a date, a time, or put in a small piece of paper.
You know that the date maybe something important in your life, the time maybe when something amazing happened to you, or the small piece of paper may be the last note a family member wrote. Don’t just write. Feel instead.
Decorate the Journal
Decorate the journal. It is yours on every page internally so make it yours externally as well. Make it a journal that represents you.
You can decorate the outside, the pages, and the flaps. Make sure that the journal is inviting to you and calls to you to write in it.
You want something that is as welcoming as your home, your bed, or even your sofa.
Sometimes the motivation we need in life comes from other people. For that reason, sharing your journal entries with others may help you keep that motivation.
Choose something that is not very personal. For example, if you have a picture you drew or an entry you made that is a poem or thought then share that.
The positive feedback can be very motivating to keep you going.
By incorporating all of these tips, or some of these tips, then you can find your motivation and perk yourself up for your journaling routine.
You may even discover some reasons you lost your motivation and avoid those in the future.