Different Ways To Journal – Journal Series Part 4

What Are The Different Ways To Journal?

There are many different ways to journal so you can choose the best method for you. You can pick whichever method you want or the method that best fits your lifestyle. The most obvious and popular method is just using a pen and some paper. However, nowadays we use technology in every aspect of our lives. So why not use it for journaling too?

writing in notebook

Pen and Paper

This is the most popular journaling method and it is my favourite. I love putting pen to paper and it makes me feel like I have really accomplished something when I can see all my writing. You can completely cater this to how you want it. You can use whatever pens or pencils and paper you want or decorate it in any way you see fit. You can completely personalise it the way you want it. 

However, it has its negative points too. If you journal for a long time you will eventually finish notebooks and things so then you have to decide what to do with the notebooks. Do you keep them or recycle them? I have a few full notebooks that I just cannot throw away. Also, if you want to look for a certain journal page you have to look through the entire notebook until you find it which can sometimes take quite a while and be frustrating. 

girl laughing

Journaling Apps

There are now hundreds of apps that have been created for journaling that are amazing. My favourite app that I have used so far is Journey.

Their app is amazing, you can type as much as you want too and add pictures into your journal entry which is super helpful. You can search these journal entries using the date or topic in your journal entry. This feature is super helpful as you don’t have to spend ages looking through the app to find what you are looking for. 

There are so many other apps that also offer the same/similar services so you can pick the one that you like the most. If you are not a fan of writing using pen and paper I think this is the best method of journaling. You can download pretty much every journaling app available on your phone, laptop, tablet or computer so you can always journal. There’s no need to carry around an extra notebook and pen with you. You are able to journal wherever and whenever you want which I think is incredible. 

Another reason that using an app is fabulous is that most people can type a lot quicker than they can write meaning that your journaling doesn’t have to take forever. You can type up all the information that you want relatively quickly.

I think these apps are fabulous and I do use the Journey app occasionally but I prefer to write and journal using pen and paper. However, if I were to go somewhere and wanted to journal but didn’t have my notebook and paper I would definitely use a journaling app.

Notebook and computer


If you don’t want to use a journaling app you can just write in the notes app in your phone or even use something like google docs. However, I would not recommend this method as your journal entries may get lost easily and will be quite messy. 

My Thoughts On Journaling Methods

I think it is crucial to find the method that works best for you. If you have been using pen and paper and it isn’t working very well for you then I would definitely recommend trying a journal app and vice versa. Finding the method that works best for you is important because it will allow you to form an even better journaling habit. 

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