Five Minute Journal – Daily Journal Techniques and Tips
I've always struggled to journal consistently by opening a blank page and writing a stream of consciousness. My new method is inspired by the "Five Minute Journal" approach, which is to spend just five minutes writing a few bullet points in response to some prompts first thing in the morning. Some days I'll write just a few simple thoughts, but often I'll get on a roll and have a lot more to say. It's important to write down our first-person account as things happen because our future selves will look back on events differently. The undirected stream of consciousness writing is difficult, so I often enjoy writing to a specific prompt. Often writing prompts are focused on creative fiction writing, but I prefer the ones in the form of questions. Morning Questions - ] #daily - ] - ] - ] - ] - # Evening Questions - ] #daily - ] - ] - ] - ]. I try to do the morning five minute journal every day no matter what, I almost always do the evening journal, and I occasionally do the writing prompts and morning pages.