When and where to journal

I’m all over the place on this. Morning pages – yep. Lunch break check. Evenings in bed yes. I don’t think there is a right or wrong place or time to journal. Whatever fits into our day works. It is all about getting our thoughts and ideas out of our head and onto the page (screen).

Life is happening with or without us. Morning pages are an incredible experience. I recommend them along with The Artists Way.  Different seasons of my life have me journaling in different ways.  Some fast and furious. Others not for months on end.  Sometimes I’ll head out at lunch to a coffee shop or the library to journal. This is working right now for me. A way to reenergize, different scenery and gets me moving and outside. 

If you struggle with what to write there are lots of journal promopts around. Or answer a question in your head. Start with what your grateful for. What do certain words mean to you (brave, surrender, curious)? Where do you see yourself in five or ten years? Check Pinterest for prompts. Just write no one is going to see this. Also length doesn’t matter. You decide.

Be gentle with yourself. There is no right or wrong time or place to journal. Nor is there a set number of times per week/month or word count. It is about connecting and exploring on our time and place.

You can always start now!


16 thoughts on “When and where to journal

  1. Darlene says:

    I agree, anytime is a good time to write in your journal. I tend to write in mine just before bed (as my mom always did). It wraps up my day nicely and perhaps I sleep better.


  2. Bookstooge says:

    I started daily journaling back in the late 90s and kept that up for about a decade. Slacked off for a couple of years n then started weekly journaling. In the last 6 months I’m moving back to daily as I simply can’t remember what happened on Monday by the time Saturday rolls around 🙂


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