Maybe the candle and the fancy journal don’t matter, but quiet does.
It is quite important to set the tone of your journaling practice in silence.
Make sure your phone is off, the kids are occupied, and the dog has been walked.
If you have kids it is ideal to wake before them. (Though I will tell you much of my writing has been interrupted by the kids and the hubby, for sheer reason of choosing sleep over words).
Conclusion :: it is harder to hear ourselves among the noise of others. Give stage to your own voice for this brief time each day.