5 best steps for you to start journaling now

Do you know that journaling is a great tool for you to increase your chance of success?

Whether personal or business, the reason for journaling is to get down ideas and goals on paper and doing this is so helpful.

Do you know how you can start journaling? If no, do you want to learn how to do so now?

Maybe you have started journaling already but you still find it difficult, this 5 steps of journaling will be a great help for you.

5 best steps for you to start journaling now

writing is another powerful way to sharpen the mental saw. Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, and learnings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context.–Stephen Covey

1. Set a specific time for journaling

Certainly there is time for everything. There's time for writing journal. You don't intend to write a journal at random times and be effective, do you? 

Setting a time for your journaling can be so effective that you don't easily forget about it when you have a specific time set for it. 

Also it becomes part of your habit when you do things repeatedly at a particular time. Even when you don't remember, you tend to start doing it automatically because it becomes part of you. 

The best time I personally recommend for journaling is 2 - 4 am every day.

2. Select a particular topic you are passionate about

You don't have to to write about everything. Your topic should be about your passion and what you think about. 

If you are in a position of having a vital information about anything including your business, then you need to write about that. 

You don't need to start copying and pasting, what you should do is to listen to your mind and write down your thoughts.

3. Set a limit 

Writing all day is not the best way to do journaling. You need to have a timed limit. Set a timer to tell you to stop when you have reached to time to do other things.

Your timing of journaling should always be within 5 - 7 minutes and if that's much for you, you can write at least 3 minutes.

4. Don't focus on editing

Your punctuation, grammar or vocabulary should not be your major focus during journaling. You need to put your thoughts down and that's what matters.

Avoiding editing will be a very beneficial thing for you so that you don't abandon the writng or schedule the writing for a later time. 

Your grammar, punctuation or vocabulary is not that important compared to the idea or thought you want to share.

5. Explore your thoughts 

Make it a habit to listen to your thoughts. Either positive or negative thoughts are good things to write about.

Don't force yourself to write what you are not thinking about. Don't focus on positive writing either to be a very good writer.

Just pour your heart into the writing and allow all your thoughts to reflect in your journal.