Now, I’ll be the first to admit I have way more journals than I need. Seriously, does anyone actually finish their journal before a new one catches their eye?
But one of the biggest reasons why those new journals stay blank is we simply can’t find the time to write in them. That’s real. And the busier we become, the more important it is to give ourselves a little time to recharge, reset and reground.
If you’re having a tough time fitting journaling into your schedule, here are a few things you can try:
- Keep it short: What you write doesn’t need to be long. Consider writing a line a day. It can be something memorable that happened or even tiny joys that made you smile.
- Leave your journal out: Put your journal somewhere you’ll see it every day. If you keep your journal tucked by the coffee pot or on the nightstand, you’ll always have a little reminder.
- Or take it with you: When you’re on the go, bring your journal with you. Whenever a thought comes to you or you experience something journal-worthy, you’ll have it handy.
- Set a timer: Looking at a bunch of blank pages can be daunting, so start small by setting a timer. You can start with five minutes and as you build your journaling habit, increase it over time.
- Release expectations: Your journal is there when you need it, so don’t feel like you need to write in it every day. It’s okay to stretch out the time between your entries and give yourself a bit of grace.