Of course, everyone is different and may have different journaling styles. In the past, I always struggled with writing everyday as a habit. A journal on the nightstand is something easily skipped on a night when one is tired or too busy. So what I looked for was a journal that numbered my days for me and held me accountable for missing a day. It has become a ritual. Every night after I shower, I make a cup of tea in my Mora Mug, hit pause, and journal. I have been journaling for ten days and haven't missed a day yet.
As far as format goes, pick a journal with a format that you like and that makes you excited when you see it. Some love that vintage old paper vibe with no lines. Others like a lined journal with pretty pictures and stickers. And some like a bullet journal where they can make their own format for each and every page.
Whatever it is, make sure that you love the journal and that it brings you joy. Otherwise, after a few days, there will be no motivation to write in it.
My journal is divided into six sections: A blank page for writing, bullet points, a self assessment where you can give yourself 1-5 stars, a time table, daily to-do lists, and a blank spot on the bottom. In case you can't picture it, I'll download a picture below. I also love that the journal's theme is a 60 day plan. I thought it worked perfectly for my goal of writing in a journal for 60 days. Even though I'm only on day ten, I can still come up with many ways on how journaling has helped me. Here I will list a few.