I believe that keeping a journal of your daily thoughts, ideas, perspectives, feelings, gratitudes etc., is a very positive and Loving way to honor yourself. It is a process; and many times people get discouraged because they analyize too much of what they are writing and how the sentences are coming together. I say: Just write! Grab your favorite writing instrument and just go at it. Be random. Be spontaneous. Have fun!
It all starts with that "perfect" notebook to journal. I am in Love with the journals that I have piled next to my bed and in my office. I found them at a craft fair in Los Angeles last year. They make me smile every time I look at them. They are vintage, they are recycled, and they are fabulous!
Ex Libris Anonymous makes handmade, one of a kind recycled books for journaling. They are made out of vintage cookbooks, Little Golden books, Dr. Seuss books, Nancy Drew/Hardy books, and many others. Each journal is spiral bound, cost $13 (including domestic shipping), and even has pages from the actual vintage books placed randomly throughout your journal. Currently, I am writing in my "Better Homes & Gardens: Birthdays and family Celebrations" journal. You can find them here.