Challenge 2: Decide on a fixed time of the day when you will journal and schedule it in your calendar.
One of the challenges to making new daily habits is making them stick and keeping them going. It’s easy to get excited about starting a new habit only to fizzle out after a couple of days.
Scheduling is one of the easier ways of way to keep your journaling practice from fizzling out. A reminder in you calendar will act as a trigger to journal until it becomes something you naturally do.
Find your ideal time.
When would be an ideal time for you to journal? Any time where you have the ability to take a few quiet minutes to think and put pen to paper will do.
Avid journaler Kendra Wright enjoys journaling at the end of the day because emotions and memories often change after a night’s sleep.
Find your best time to journal and mark it in your calendar as a repeating event. Remember to take into account where you will be at that time. Do you commute home at [5:30]? Then [5:30] is not a good time for journaling. Do you typically have some free time to yourself after dinner? That might make a good time to set your calendar reminder.
When you repeating journaling calendar event notifies you today, answer the same prompt.
“What did I learn today?
Update: Challenge #3 is now available.
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