Don't Worry About a Time Limit or How Often You Journal
"It's important to keep in mind that there are no length limits. An expectation of a lengthy entry can result in them feeling overwhelmed or seeing journaling as a daunting task," Ebony E. White, LPC, NCC, ACS, an assistant clinical professor in the counseling and family therapy department at Drexel University, told POPSUGAR.
"For clients who are managing their mental health, I recommend journaling daily because it provides an opportunity to unload thoughts and emotions that may cause them problems. Additionally, it provides a metric to monitor progress or even patterns." Ebony recommends writing about whatever you'd like, although you can journal for a specific purpose, like coping with loss or working toward specific goals.
As a strengths-based therapist, Ebony also recommends journaling for personal development, starting by writing about what you think is good about yourself and what was good about your day.