I’ve been journaling quite extensively for a year. I wanted to share my workflow and how journaling has affected my life. In short, journaling has made a more complete and rounded me, but it has taken an immense amount of focus and determination to complete. Undoubtedly, it has been effort well spent. But much effort has been spent.
I've tried keeping a journal and have never really been persistent enough to get into a habit of it. It does take some dedication and focus, but I always found that when I actually did journal for a bit, I enjoyed the act of putting pen to good paper and the self reflection that comes from that deliberate action.
If you have been thinking about starting a journal then this might be worth a read.