How to Form (and Keep) a Daily Journal Writing Practice

How to Form (and Keep) a Daily Journal Writing Practice

Do you wish you could write or journal more consistently? Have you struggled to create a daily journal writing practice that sticks? You are not alone!  Many people want to know how to journal more consistently.

The How to Form (and Keep) a Daily Journal Writing Practice workbook, written by Debby Urken, Expressive Arts Educator, will teach you how to create a daily writing practice that works for you. In this guide, you will learn:

  • The 2 key ‘ingredients’ required to create a daily practice
  • How to establish a daily writing habit that you can keep
  • How to develop your writing process into a lifelong, enriching creative exploration that inspires you, sparks new growth, and becomes integrated with your life.

This workbook includes practical, step-by-step instruction and 16 self-reflection journal prompts that will help you overcome common barriers to maintaining a daily writing practice and motivate you to build a daily practice you love!

Give yourself the gift of creativity and self-reflection that will last a lifetime with the help of the How to Form (and Keep) a Daily Journal Writing Practice workbook.

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About this Workbook

It can be a challenge to find the time to engage in journal writing practice! Many of us lead very busy lives, caring for family, working, volunteering, and/or going to school. Making time to slow down, reflect on your life, and write may seem impossible at times, but it doesn’t have to be.

This workbook, written by Debby Urken, Expressive Arts Educator, outlines a comprehensive, step-by-step process to help you create and maintain a consistent, daily journal writing practice that accommodates your needs.

Many people who try to create a daily writing practice get stuck because they are using a strict goal-oriented approach or a pure process-oriented approach to practice. The How to Form (and Keep) a Daily Journal Writing Practice workbook draws upon insights from behavioral research and teaches you how to combine goal-oriented and process-oriented approaches to develop a daily practice that is fun, rewarding, realistic, and doable.

The approach described in this informative and inspiring workbook is appropriate for all ages (children, teens, and adults). What’s more, the process outlined in this workbook can be adapted for other types of daily practices, such as fiction or non-fiction writing, art-making, and meditation.

In addition to the practical instructional content and valuable insights provided in this guide, you’ll find inspirational quotes and thoughtful photographs that will help stimulate and motivate you as you create a daily practice that is right for you.


  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Initial Self-Reflection
  • Form a Journal Writing Habit
  • Before You Begin
  • Refine Your Habit-Forming Approach
  • Moving Forward
  • Develop Your Process
  • Epilogue

Give yourself the tools you need to make your dream of creating and maintaining a thriving, daily journal writing practice a reality. Journal writing can enrich every aspect of your life.  Benefit now from journaling regularly with the help of this guide.

Get your copy now and let yourself create, be inspired, learn, and grow.

"This workbook is excellent. It encourages a thoughtful, orderly approach to forming a habit, with ways to add extra support via reminders and positive reinforcement, and each new concept or stumbling block is accompanied by an opportunity to reflect on it in writing, which is true to its ultimate purpose of journaling daily. It is well-written and clear throughout." ~ Kerri Hampton, IAJW Member

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