Journal ideas - The main idea is to write, un-self-consciously. Nobody is necessarily going to see your journal other than you. Record thoughts, ideas, events, impressions. Do story-starts, whatever comes to mind. It doesn't need to look like a 'Dear Diary, Today I . . ." and usually, it shouldn't look like that because that form tends to put people off and make them think they shouldn't be writing a journal.

For inspiration, you might try referencing our journal writing resources. And here are some ideas for journal formats that might help loosen you up. Pick one that calls to you, or try a few until you get into the rhthm: