Set Realistic Goals
Don’t overcommit yourself. If ten minutes a day is reasonable for you, do it. If five minutes a week is all you can fit in, that’s great! Set goals to keep yourself motivated, but be realistic with yourself and what you think you can accomplish.
Don’t Censor Yourself
Again, your journal is for your eyes only, so don’t hold back, and don’t edit while you’re writing. The best way to find insights about yourself is to just write freely. Keep your journal in a secure place so you don’t have to worry about other people reading it, and pour your heart out on the pages.