How to create the habit of Journaling
A lot of members in my Facebook Communities have reported a struggle to create the habit of Journaling.
I totally get where they come from. I have been there. In fact, we all go through it because, as humans, we are wired to take the path of least resistance whenever we are starting a new habit. Any habit.
Think about it- have you ever started a diet and dropped it after one week? Or have you joined a gym membership and you lost motivation after 2 weeks?
This path of least resistance often means dropping a new habit altogether before giving it a chance to be engraved in our brains and in our routines. It takes roughly 28 days for our brain to process a new habit. Dropping that new practice or new diet two weeks after giving it a go, will not give our brains the necessary time to make it work.
When it comes to starting a Journaling practice, the key decision to do it consistently is deciding on the location!
Deciding where to keep your journal has proved crucial for the success of doing it every day - keep your journal with a pen somewhere it’s impossible to miss in the morning and night.
Many people report there were shocked to realize they stop journaling just because of the location. The farther away the journal and pen are from your bed, the more resistance you will find to do it. Choose to keep it somewhere you are very likely to see it (near the bed, on your desk, etc) morning and night. Commit to a set routine- either journal before bedtime, or first thing in the morning, or before starting your workday.
The trick is to try and reduce your mental barriers to adopting this positive life-changing habit. You’ll be glad you did.
Let me know if it works.
Lots of love,