In order to start a journal, you’ll need a notebook/ journal, a writing tool, and a commitment to yourself to write. First thing to do is write your first entry. After writing your first entry, you can then use the journal as a way to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings.
Below are some tips and ideas that might make your first entry easier to write.
- Make your first entry about yourself in present day, such as your current favorites, current prices of things you use, current events that way you can look back on this page in a few years and see how you have changed.
- Simply write about your day. Where you went, what you did or who you spoke to.
- Make a list of things you want to get out of keeping a journal.
I have been keeping a journal on and off since 2009. some other tips I have would be to always date your entries, get into the flow of writing, brainstorm what you want to write about for the day and always carry your journal with you.
I hope these tips help you on your journal adventure! Happy writing!