• How to Start and Write a Journal
How to Write a Journal Guide
Your guide to starting your very own journal today

Starting a Journal

To start a journal, you'll need a journal app and make a commitment to it and yourself, you must be willing to write. Even if you do not write well, you must push yourself to get started. Write what's on your mind and let your words flow. Pick a time and the days of the week that you want to write in a journal. Then, repeat and continue every week until it turns into a writing habit. You can also create a reminder in Journey so that you will not forget to write. Here is a list of guides that you can follow.

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1. Get a digital diary

Screenshot of a modern journal application on iPad Air.

Journey is a diary software and digital diary that allows you to write from any device. It makes journaling easier, organized, accessible and private. Your journal entries are saved to the cloud so you do not need to worry about losing your writings. It is a great app as you can write wherever you are while keeping your memories secure in one place. 

2. Set up a routine and choose a setting to write

Find a quiet time and space to write your journal entry where you can focus and concentrate. Make sure that there are as little distractions as possible. Write in any place that you find comfortable without any interruptions. It could be in a library, cafe, study room or even on your bed.

3. Reflect on your day and ask yourself questions

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Think about what you did today. Did you accomplish your goals? Have you done anything that you felt good about? How are you feeling today? If you still do not know what to write, use a diary template or daily prompt to inspire you to write something.

4. Start writing

As you begin to write in your journal, write down the thoughts you have in your mind. Treat it as if you are talking to a friend. The journal is your personal space, so don't feel self-conscious about your writings unless you are planning to show your journal entries to someone else.

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Tips When Writing a Journal

1. Set reminders

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As mentioned earlier in the article, settings a routine helps you to get started. Decide how many times you want to write. Be it once a day, or once a week, you need to stay committed to the planned schedule. You can add a reminder in Journey so that you'll not forget to write.

2. Keep it private

Journal and diary app with biometric lock.

A journal stores your personal thoughts that you have expressed in an honest and truthful way. You can keep your journal in Journey safe and secure by enabling the passcode option. In the Android and iOS app, you can even unlock using biometric unlock through facial recognition or fingerprint.

3. Add pictures, audio and video

As the saying goes - a picture is worth a thousand words. With Journey, you can import photos, audios and videos right into your entries. Write a short description about your picture or video so that you'll remember in the future!

4. Organize your entries

If you are an avid journaler, you probably will have up to hundreds of entries. One way to get your journal organized is to add tags to your entries for easier searching later. The tag can be related to a topic or the journal types that you are writing.

Start Writing in a Journal With Journey

Screenshot of the modern and sleek Journey online journal. Write an entry and save entry to cloud.

Now that you’ve learned many tips on how to start and write in a journal, it’s time to get started with Journey. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Grab your phone, computer or tablet.
  2. Make sure you are connected to WiFi.
  3. Go to Journey.Cloud to sign into your Google account.
  4. Download the apps.
  5. Log in and begin writing!

Writing journals is simple and easy! Sign up to Journey today and let the words flow!