It’s really never to late to start writing in a journal even if you think that you have missed your chance to be that person who journals regularly? No matter what age you are, or what phase in life you find yourself in, or the time of year. None of this makes a difference!
The real beauty of journaling is that it is completely versatile. You can start in any place, time, with any writing equipment or with any form of paper you have on hand. All you need to do is JUST START.
Is There Really a perfect time to Start Writing In A Journal?
Do not listen to what other people have to say when it comes to when and where you should start writing in a journal. There will always be people offering their advice on right and proper way to journal. Some will tell you that you need to start writing on a specific day, or at the beginning of the month, or the start of a new year.
Journaling is versatile and flexible, so you can start at any time, no matter what is going on.
Much like dieting, you sometimes feel like you need to “Start on a Monday” or if you didn’t start your journal on January 1st like you meant to, you should wait until next month. This is totally not true!
Start today, right this minute. Find a notebook or piece of paper and just start writing.
The more you write in a journal, the more you see how beneficial it can be.
Taking days off From Journaling Isn’t a Bad thing
You can also stop worrying about taking days off. Just because you made a promise to yourself you would write in your journal every single day, does not mean things won’t come up. Just pick up where you left off.
Most people simply put way too much pressure on themselves when it comes to writing in a journal. This is meant to help you, not cause you stress.
If for some reason you don’t write in your journal for a few days because life just seemed to happen, all you need to do is just pick up your journal when you can, and start writing again.
There is no right time or wrong time to get back into writing, except for whenever it is most convenient time for you.
Journaling comes with Freedom and Versatility
The brilliant thing about journaling is the fact that it is so versatile.
When it comes to the habit of writing in a journal, you’ll find that you have way more freedom unlike many other habits, where you might benefit from doing it way more often, however with journaling you can start at any time.
The nice thing about writing in a journal is that there is no real special time or place that you must do it in.
You can choose the right time and place that best suits you.
Journaling can be done first thing in the morning or just before bedtime, during your lunch or even while commuting on a train or bus to and from work.
All in all, the best time to write in your journal or planner is when your mind is flooded with thoughts.