What Are Journal Entries and How To Write Them?

Do you need a place to pen down your thoughts? Writing different journal entries can help you to put your thoughts into words. The topic that you write can be daily reflection, gratitude and personal opinions. Unlike micro-blogging on blog and social media, the great thing about writing in a journal is that it is private and no one can see what you write.

So, what exactly are journal entries?

Journal entries are individual pieces of writing that forms your personal journal. They can be as short as a caption or as long as 500-1000 words entry. Each of the entry expresses your thoughts, feelings, interests and opinions. You usually write your private and honest thoughts in the journal entry.

4 Tips for Writing Journal Entries

Sometimes you might find it difficult to start a journal entry. Thankfully, if you decide what to write about, how to frame your entry, and determine when to write, you can have a much easier time writing your journal entries. From bible journal entries, food journal entries, to dream journal entries, here are some creative ways to get you started.

1. Write a List

Lists are an easy way to get you started. You can write a to-do list of things you want to accomplish over the days or year. You can start an entry by bullet listing different things such as personal goals and things that you have achieved at that moment.

2. Use a Photo

Journey allows you to add pictures to your journal entries. If you find it difficult to write, you can add a picture and write about what it means to you. It can be a picture of a special moment, your loved ones, your pets or places you have visited. Use this image to get you started.

3. Reflect on an Inspiration Quote

Journey updates the inspirational quotes in the app daily to inspire and motivate you to succeed. Reflect on the inspirational quote and write it in your journal entry.

4. Write a Memory

Write a memory that you find important and worthwhile to remember in the future. It can be something you think often. Describe that memory and what it means to you. How does it make you feel at that time?

The best way to get started with your first journal entry is to download Journey and begin writing using their app. It is easy-to-use, private and secure. All your posts are dated and saved, so all you need to worry about it what to write. Use this list and get started today!

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