'THIS IS YOUR YEAR' Creating New Habits: Journaling to Stay Motivated & FREE Download

Jan 06, 2020

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'THIS IS YOUR YEAR' Journaling to Stay Motivated

Why Journal to Get Motivated?

Think back to the last time you had a surge of motivation. Try to remember how it made you feel. What was going through your mind then? If you can’t remember, that’s okay. Just be ready for it when it happens again. If you do remember or find it’s happening again, considering recording your thought processes in a journal.

Sometimes, when you can jar your memory on how you got motivated or stayed motivated, you can reproduce that again. If you record your feelings and actions in a journal, you can simply refer to the journal anytime you need to get that back.  Don’t worry about what you write in your journal. If you write something that doesn’t make sense or is silly, do you disregard it or remove it from your journal?

You can also record positive affirmations in your journal for the days where you aren’t as motivated. This way when you refer to it, you’ll have more juice to flame the motivational fire. Positive affirmations are shown to be quite effective in helping people get the ball rolling.

Consider using an actual paper journal rather than recording online. Documents tend to get lost online, and people often forget. With a physical journal in front of you, it will show itself at every moment. This way when you need that push, you can simply open up the journal and start reading. However, if you feel that you can make it work with an online journal, go for it.

You can also record motivational tips from others into your journal that you find. This gives you more to draw from when you have a need to motivate. Sometimes, these tips can happen in the strangest places, so make sure you have a way of capturing if you don’t have your journal with you for some reason. The key is to keep consistent with it. Don’t worry about what you write in your journal. If you write something that doesn’t make sense or is silly, do you disregard it or remove it from your journal?




Daily journaling is a wonderful habit that can transform your life if you let it. For the next 31 days, you’re invited on a journey to discover who you are, explore new dreams, and design your next big adventure. Journaling works best when you create room for it in your life. Some people prefer to journal first thing in the morning so they can start their days feeling energized. Others prefer the quiet of early afternoons or late nights. 

Choose a time that feels right to you and set aside 20-30 minutes to write your thoughts. In this journal, you’ll find 31 prompts to inspire your inner self. You can work through the prompts in chronological order or if you prefer, skip around. Open the journal to a random page. Pick a topic that appeals to you and go for it. Keep in mind that your journal is a judgment-free zone. It’s OK if you misspell a word, use a run-on sentence, or even forget punctuation altogether. 

You’re not writing to impress others or earn an “A” on your report card. You’re writing for yourself and you’re the only one that will ever read these words. So, grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit down with your journal. Give yourself the freedom to explore, to play, and to create within these pages.


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