Yes, yes I sold out for an SEO title and it even made me feel a little queasy, but here’s the thing. It’s not wrong.

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck in a rut?

Do you want to enhance your personal growth and wellbeing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to take the 30-Day Journaling Challenge. Journaling is a simple and effective way to improve your mental health, cultivate self-awareness, and boost your creativity. I didn’t believe it was true but after finding the right journaling style for me and figuring out how to implement that in the time I had, well that is when I saw improvements in my health.

In today’s post, we’ll explore the benefits of journaling, offer tips to get started, and answer common FAQs to help you on your journey.

Don’t want to read the whole post? Then jump right to the section you need:

  1. Why Take the 30-Day Journaling Challenge?
  2. How to Start the 30-Day Journaling Challenge
  3. Tips for a Successful 30-Day Journaling Challenge
  4. FAQs: Your Questions Answered
  5. Links for the Challenge prompts or take a free 10 day challenge instead.

Why Take the 30-Day Journaling Challenge?

Journaling is more than just putting pen to paper. It’s a powerful tool that can help you unlock your thoughts and emotions, clarify your goals and aspirations, and gain insights into your life. Here are some of the benefits of taking the 30-Day Journaling Challenge:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase self-awareness and self-reflection
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Boost creativity and inspiration
  • Enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Increase gratitude and positive thinking
  • Strengthen relationships and communication skills

But if you’re the type of person who wants to learn more about the benefits of something before they start, then this is the blog post for you. Science links included!

How to Start the 30-Day Journaling Challenge

Starting the 30-Day Journaling Challenge can sometimes require a bit of motivation. Just in case that’s you, here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Choose a journal or notebook that inspires you or nab a guidebook from me. (It’s less than 10 euro who can say no!)
  2. Set a specific time and place for journaling. Set an alarm on your phone, program Alexa, Siri or whatever AI overlord you bow down to and have them remind you. By having a physical reminder, you’re more likely to stick with it.
  3. Start with a prompt or question to get your thoughts flowing. (I’ve got you covered, see above)
  4. Write freely and without judgment. There is no such thing as the journal police. They don’t exist. No one ever has to see your work. I never usually recommend this, but burn the book after if you need that security. Or if you chose the digital book, just hop that baby into the trash. Just remember to save an empty workbook before you start so you can take the challenge again.
  5. Aim to write for at least 10 minutes a day, or 3 or write an entire chapter if you need to. Whatever works for the day in question and no two days needs to be the same.
  6. Celebrate your progress and milestones along the way.I also help you do that with my reflection prompts in the workbook. YEAY!

Tips for a Successful 30-Day Journaling Challenge

A month long challenge can be overwhelming. It’s also an enormous time commitment on top of your already full day-to-day life. But if you want out of the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and constantly feel like your job title should be Chaos Wrangler then read on:

To make the most of your 30-Day Journaling Challenge, here are some tips to help you succeed:

  • Stay committed and consistent, even if you miss a day or two. Everyone falls down from time to time. The part to be proud of is getting back up and trying again. That’s where our strength of character builds their sword wielding muscles.
  • Mix it up with different prompts, writing styles, and formats. If you’re bored of your prompts, swap them out. You won’t be bored with my workbook though! (See what I did there.)
  • Use journaling to explore your emotions, thoughts, and ideas.
  • Practice self-compassion and non-judgment. It’s essential, like sunscreen.
  • Share your journey with a friend, family member, or community. Accountability buddies are wonderful, so if there is someone you trust to take on this journey with you, tag them in!

FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Here are some of the most common questions, but if you have any others pop them in the comments below!

  1. What if I miss a day of journaling? Don’t worry if you miss a day or two of journaling. Just pick up where you left off and keep going.
  2. Do I need to write a certain amount each day? No, there’s no minimum or maximum amount of writing you need to do. Just aim to write for at least 10 minutes a day, but feel free to write more or less if you want.
  3. What if I don’t know what to write about? If you’re stuck, try using prompts or questions to get your thoughts flowing. You can also write about your day, your feelings, your goals, or your dreams.
  4. Can I type my journal entries instead of handwriting them? Yes, you can use a digital journal if you prefer typing to handwriting.