Journaling is a great way to reflect on your day and process your thoughts. But when is the best time to do it? I believe that keeping a diary at the end of the day is the most beneficial. Writing at night allows you to capture your entire day's experience, and can help you relax and review. When you write in the morning, you can impact your mind throughout the day because the day hasn't started yet.
This could be useful if you're trying to make changes in your life, such as eating better or managing depression. However, it's important to set aside a realistic amount of time for journaling in the morning, as it can be easy to rush through it. Bullet logging is another method of organizing your thoughts and tasks throughout the day. This is different from keeping a diary, as it focuses on tracking events rather than writing freely.
Author Ryder Carroll developed this method due to learning problems, as an alternative way to stay focused and productive. Although I have also tried to reduce the time by doing the journaling process in my favorite text editor, I have found that writing is too fast. If you are going to write a diary in the morning, set aside a realistic amount of time it will take to do so. On the other hand, keeping a diary at night is better than keeping a diary in the morning.
Writing at night helps you summarize your day and relax. There is also research that supports this idea. Using a pen that you really want to use will ensure that you really want to write in your journal. Whether you decide that it is better to keep a diary at night than in the morning, the act of keeping a diary of your thoughts is very beneficial.
I suggest you write better at night at the end of the day.