So, obviously dream diaries are quintessential for lucid dreaming, and I've kept them off and on throughout the years. But how do you guys stay motivated to keep it updated (assuming you do keep one.) Is it written or recorded?
I don't keep a dream diary and only write down dreams I feel somehow intended to write down, either because of it's complexity or beauty, which isn't too often. When I kept a dream diary, I wrote down everything I knew when I woke up. It has to be part of your morning ritual, I think and you have to have the time.
More essential for lucid dreaming in my opinion is to generally care for what you've dreamt and what you will dream and autosuggestion. Although dream diaries can be wonderful and definitely long-time helping.