Some of you may not do this. Some of you may have already been doing this since you were a little kid! But whether you’re a kid or an adult, journaling is something that everyone should participate in. While some people may think it’s like a diary and consider it a “girl” thing to do, it’s more than just a diary, and it’s definitely not a “girl” thing to do.
Having a journal can provide so many benefits for you. It’s more than just detailing your daily life or any secrets you want to hide away. It’s about providing a safe space for you to write just about literally anything from work goals, to daily tasks, to your most vulnerable feelings that you don’t feel like sharing yet with someone. If you aren’t already journaling, here are some reasons why you consider starting!
Helps keep you organized
Journals can help you provide some form of structure in your life if you’re feeling disorganized. From writing down to-do lists or creating daily schedules, staying on top of things can become easier and you’ll have a better understanding of what you can and cannot accomplish on some days. It’s also a lot easier for me to remember tasks when I have them written down rather than me mentally taking note of them.
Improves your writing
Not that everyone wants to become an author, but journaling often can help boost your creativity and writing. When I first started journaling, I felt like the way I wrote was kind of all over the place (which is fine of course) and I wasn’t sure where to start when I sat down to write. Now that I’ve had my time with journaling for a bit, things just kind of flow out of me when I write, and sometimes I get bursts of creative energy when things flow out of my so easily.
Self reflection provides you with mental clarity and emotional understanding
This is probably the reason why I journal the most. When I write, I write about things I’ve experienced that day and what those experiences made me feel. Obviously some make me feel good, and some make me upset or just make me feel alright. When I write all of this down I get a really good picture of why these experiences make me feel a certain way. Doing this really helps me understand my emotions and teaches me to process them in a healthy way. My emotions become more manageable when I understand what triggers certain ones.
Keeps track of your growth
If you’re like me, you have these moments where you like to read old journal entries and just see how you used to be. It makes me feel great when I look back at an old version of me and see how much I’ve grown and what I’ve learned since then. You’re basically able to watch yourself grow when you’re journaling on a regular basis and I think that’s pretty darn cool.
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