All the cool spiritual folks on Instagram post pictures of their bundled herbs smoldering on an abalone shell, moving the smoke around on the room with a feather. When we are beginning our journey we think "Oh, this must be something I need to do." But if you don't know what you're doing and why you're doing it, you probably won't get the results you want.
The thing about journaling is that yes, it is something that tuned-in people do (and you should be one of those people) and it is good practice to adopt into your morning or nightly routine. Regular reflection should be a part of everyone's spiritual and self-care practice, as it helps us to see what's working and what's not, and develop a plan to change. However, the standard "Dear Diary" we saw depicted so often in the media is not the only way to use a journal.