As with anything, there comes a time when you are tired and might not wish to journal.
Only you can decide whether to give in to the impulse and not write for the day or barrel through and do it anyway. Either way, learn to be gentle with yourself.
In the meantime, here are a few quotes that might help you to pick up your will to soldier on and write.
“Start before you’re ready.”
– Steven Pressfield
“Pages [a type of journaling] clarify our yearnings. They keep an eye on our goals. They may provoke us, coax us, comfort us, even cajole us, as well as prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. If we are drifting, the pages will point that out.” —Julia Cameron
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
– Jack London
“Let’s end the notion that ideas have no value unless they turn into a business or have some other practical use. Save them all in a beautiful book like Leonardo did. ”
— Barbara Sher
“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”
— Flannery O’Connor
“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”
– Margaret Atwood
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wish you peace in the midst of whatever is exhausting you.