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Motivation to Start Journaling

Do you need motivation to keep a journal? Have you tried journaling in the past and wish you could be more consistent with it? What exactly is journaling? defines a journal as “a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations.” So journal-ing describes the action.

What’s so great about keeping a journal anyway? Whether you are a veteran or novice journaler, please read these 11 outstanding posts about keeping a journal that are sure to provide at least one or two new ideas and the motivation you’re seeking.

Table of Contents Motivation!

  1. 8 Reasons Keeping a Journal Can Help You Reach Your Goals
  2. 10 Reasons to Keep a Daily Journal
  3. 26 Reasons Why I Keep a Journal (And Why You Should, Too)
  4. 101 Reasons to Write a Journal
  5. How to Keep a Journal
  6. Serious Journal Writing
  7. Keeping a Journal Can Change Your Life
  8. Why is it Important to Write a Journal?
  9. 20 Journaling Prompts
  10. Keeping a Writer’s Journal: 21 Ideas to Keep You Writing
  11. The Productive Benefits of Journaling (plus 11 ideas for making the habit stick)


Journaling can help you to keep track of your progress as you work toward your long and short-term life goals. It can remind you of things that you want to include in your schedule, and help to get frustrations out on paper (thereby improving your mood). There are so many benefits! Read the following posts for in-depth considerations about why you should keep a journal:

MOTIVATION from the MethodS

Tip: When you finish reading the following posts, take a minute to read through the comments and questions from folks who journal or want to start. Their input might spark an idea for a journaling method you’d like to try. For instance, at the end of one post below, someone asked about dual journaling. That’s an interesting concept!


So don’t be shy after reading the posts, if you’re unclear about something leave a question or comment of your own. Most authors welcome new contributions to the discussion.


You’ll discover that the information in the 11 posts overlaps somewhat, since each covers the basics in addition to providing tips. For example, several articles do it all, they discuss: the benefits of journaling, varying methods, and supply prompts. Even so, each writer’s expression is a little different, and reading them all can help you with some aspect of your journaling.

So are you motivated from what you’ve read so far? As Zig Ziglar used to say, “Motivation follows the action!” Why not grab your journal and get to journaling now, using one or more of the prompts you’ll read next?



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Need Journaling Guidance? Here Are Great Tips From a Master Journaler―Jim Rohn

On March 24, 2016, I found Jim Rohn’s How to Use a Journal on YouTube. Read more… 

Last update on September 10, 2017.

“Growth requires freedom.” —JD Dyola

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