How to use a journal

How to use a journal

Just Start

Starting journaling doesn’t have to be complicated. Just grab a journal and give it a try.

You might be surprised by the mental health benefits you will experience just by dumping your thoughts onto paper.


Date & Time Your Entries

That way, you can track your progress. Or look back to see who you no longer are.

If you decide to read your old journals in the future, you will be thankful that you put things in time.

We always think that we can remember until we forget!

The Size of the Entry is Not Relevant

Don’t be overwhelmed by not knowing what to write and think you’re doing it wrong if you don’t have that much to write about.

There is no right or wrong, and you don’t need to write an essay in each entry.

Journal entries can be short. They can be a quick way for you to check in with your emotions.


Gratitude is a great daily practice. Writing down at least three things you are grateful for each day is a healthy habit that you can acquire at any time.

Count your blessings every day.


Digital detox

Digital Detox

Living in the digital age can be very overwhelming.

Everyone wants your attention, causing so much confusion. Many times, you are being influenced by others without even noticing it.

We become the people we surround ourselves with, even by those people that we only engage with virtually. Choose wisely who you want to become.

Find some time in your day to go within to understand your feelings and needs.

The more you learn to listen to your intuition and fulfill your needs, the less external input or validation you need.

Don’t let social media dictate who you are and what you do.

Be true to your heart.

create your own reality

“Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe?”


Scott Turow, Ordinary Heroes

Let Go

Your journal is your best friend. You can tell it anything and everything, it will never judge you. So why not utilize that to let go of old stories?

I truly believe in the power of intention, and you don’t have to. However, before you dismiss it, why don’t you try it for yourself?

Why would you let your past dictate your future? Sit quietly with your journal, and before starting writing, set an intention to let go of an old story or create something new in your life.

It might take some time, but when you use the power of intention combined with your writing, you are creating a new story. And sooner or later, it will manifest. That’s precisely the reason why you don’t want to keep feeding anything that doesn’t empower you.


Goal Setting

Goal setting is a fantastic way to create self-accountability.

Set different goals for the long and short-term to create direction in your life.

Goal setting is a way to evaluate where you are and where you want to go.

Be the one in charge of your life.

goal setting

Be Creative & Have Fun

Journaling doesn’t have to be only about writing. You can add doodles, drawings, cutout images, quotes, photos, or anything that inspires you.


If you are not yet using a journal to get clarity, what’s stopping you?

Leave a comment below with your experience,

If you use a journal regularly, inspire someone by dropping a comment with the greatest benefit that you get from journaling.