3. Write, don’t type.
Numerous studies have proven that writing by hand is the key to reaping the benefits of journaling. It improves memory, encourages self-reflection, and makes you slow down mindfully.
4. Let it flow.
Free-writing and stream of consciousness are not reserved to surrealist artists. By letting your mind run free on paper, you too can tap into the deeper recess of your mind and uncover creative thoughts. To make the process smooth, choose a writing instrument and ink that writes fluidly and glides on paper - if you get a burst of ideas, you can write quickly and catch up with them.
5. Consistency is key.
One of the most essential elements of making good habits stick is to practice them regularly. You can incorporate journaling into your morning or evening routines. For example, sit down to write with your morning coffee or tea, or keep your journal next to your bed and write some reflections every night before you switch the lights off.