Has Using a Planner Stifled My Journaling Habit?

I’ve been a fairly consistent journal-keeper since high school (oh, those angsty poems!), but over the past few years that habit has fallen to the wayside. My present journal was, if I remember right, started two years ago! It’s a 5-subject notebook, and I’m not even half-way through it. That’s not normal.

Last week I was writing a note in my planner (at that time a Passion Planner), and it occurred to me that using a planner, rather than a simple datebook, could be part of the reason my habit has dwindled.

Between trying to make a planner work for me, and social media, my thoughts are more scattered…and more public. By the time I sit down to journal, I’ve either posted a mini version of what I was thinking, or added it to the planner to, quite frankly, keep it from being full of blank pages. I’m no longer diving deep into my thoughts and feelings, and I miss it.

Is this something that’s happened to you, too? Are you ok with it, or are you trying to get back to keeping a journal, and if so, how? I’ve tried prompts, but not in a while; I may have to give them another shot and see if that gets things rolling again.

I’m curious to see your thoughts on this!

Happy Fall!

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – September 2019

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2 thoughts on “Has Using a Planner Stifled My Journaling Habit?

  1. Hi! 🙂
    I have so many notebooks, journals and planners, in addition to manifestation books and gratitude journals, that it all gets a bit blurry sometimes. And I do notice that thing where mini versions of thoughts becomes posts on social media instead. But I’m thinking about maybe dedicating a day of the week to do some deep journaling. Maybe Sunday, to get my mind set for the upcoming week, to sort it all out.

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    • Hey, stranger! It definitely gets blurry after a while. I’m trying to sit down in the evening and make a point to write something, anything, before going to bed to get the habit rolling again.

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