Journaling Tips

Top 10 Tips to Get Started Journaling

  1. pencils-leftChoose a notebook that feels right for you.  It can be as fancy or as simple as you like.
  2. Use a pen or other writing instrument that flows well on the page.  Pens that leak or markers are sometimes more difficult to write with.
  3. Find a quiet place to start your writing.  Turn off the TV, your cell phone and your computer. Keep distractions at a minimum.
  4. Begin your writing time with a prayer.  Ask God to reveal to you what He wants you to know today.
  5. Date your entry.
  6. Write for five minutes without stopping.
  7. Do not censor your writing.  This is not a school writing assignment … it is a conversation between you and God only.
  8. When you’re finished writing, re-read what you’ve written.
  9. Finish your writing time with some self-feedback.  Answer this question:  When I read my entry it makes me think….
  10. Find a safe, private place to keep your journal.  Your journal is for your eyes only.