Writing in a journal/diary

Writing in a journal/diary- Writing down your personal thoughts in another language might be challenging because it's natural for someone to resort to what is easiest for them. But some of the benefits from utilizing this form of practice are that it is very low pressure. For example: no one will see it so it doesn't matter if some is in English and the rest is in your mother tongue but it does have the additional benefits of causing you to think more in English. Once your thoughts are occurring more in English you will be practicing without trying and the vocabulary will soon follow.