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Best Time For Journaling - 2 Best Times in the Day to Journaling For Creators and Entrepreneurs

You can journal in time when you want or need to. 

So if you are reading a book, you can capture the main ideas in your journal as you are reading. 

Or if you come up with some idea during the day, you better catch it in your journal immediately to avoid forgetting it. 

Same as the time when you want to journal for your work tasks. 

In other cases, there are two particular times during the day when journaling can be the most beneficial. 

The first one is before you go to sleep

Have you ever thought about some life problem or wanted to find the answer to your question but couldn't?

I did…

Or maybe you want to come up with some ideas?

Thomas Edison famously said: "Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious."



At night our subconscious minds continue to work. 

The subconscious mind is mighty and responsible for most of the processes in our buddies, from digestion to blood circulation. 

While our conscious mind is limited, our subconscious is much more powerful.

Successful people from various fields use their subconscious to find solutions to problems, make decisions and get ideas…

And a journal is a handy tool for this. 

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Try these small exercises regularly.  

Plan what you will journal about today before going to sleep. 

Here are some ideas about what you can do in your journal during this time: 

  1. Reread the goals you set for your future or tasks for the next day.
  2. Visualize the next day or dreams you are going to. You can write your visualization in your journal as a plan or ideas. 
  3. You can also write affirmations, like: "I can do it," "I can achieve my dream," "Obstacles are only opportunities for me," and so on. This way, you will give valuable suggestions to your subconscious mind for success during sleep. This will strongly influence your progress toward goals.
  4. You can make requests and ask questions to your subconscious mind to help give answers you can't find. 

To do it, consider your request profoundly and write down your question. 

Think about your question deeply.

After that, forget about it and relax. 

Next, go to sleep. 

Let your subconscious search for answers while you sleep.

Don't be surprised that you can wake up in the middle of the night or the morning with some idea or dream that is the solution to your question. 

Please write it down, so you remember…


The second best time for using your journal is early morning after you wake up

During this time, your brainwaves are still in the theta state. 

You are rested and full of energy, and your thoughts are clear.  

And this is a perfect time to program your subconscious for the best day possible by writing in your journal. 

It is a simple and great way to put yourself on a successful trajectory for the day. 

Try doing it for 5-10 minutes over several days. 

You will see a tremendous difference between using this simple morning ritual and scrolling your phone. 

Both in mood and productivity during the day.




After you wake up tomorrow, a journal for a few minutes. 

It can be just 1 or 5 minutes. 

Time does not matter. 

What is important is taking action to start establishing a habit. 

Here are some ideas about what you can do in your journal during this time:  

  • You can start simply reviewing or writing your plan for the day.
  • You can also grab any thinking questions you will discover later from this guide and answer them in the morning. 
  • It is also possible that your subconscious mind will come up with some idea during the night, and you would like to write it down in a journal the moment you wake up.  
  • You can write what great expectations you have for your new day.
  • You can motivate yourself and journal why you will do critical work today.


And I'll see you in the next lesson, where we will discuss an essential question about how much time you need to spend journaling.



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