Whether you’re on a self improvement adventure or just trying to make the most out of every day you really should be keeping a Journal! It’s not just for little girls anymore! Journals don’t come with guidelines or restrictions, no rules or expectations. A journal is just a place for you to really be you. There are so many benefits!
It can be very therapeutic
Writing is an amazing release. A journal is a private place for you to feel all the things that you need to feel. You can really let loose in there and be you. Writing down your feelings can help put things into perspective. It helps you understand who you are, and what you really want. It’s great for stress relief to, when your really pissed at that little miss whats-her-face at work (and your husbands over listening to you vent) pick up your journal and write whatever you want about her. Remember death threats can be taken seriously if it’s found.
A Place to be Creative
A journal can be a place for you to get a little wild. Whether your idea of creative is story writing, drawing or collaging, you can keep it all in your journal. Many writers use journalling to beat writers block. its a place for you to just spew all your ideas onto paper and work out the next direction you need to go.
Save all your Brilliant Ideas
I mean you’re practically a genius and it would be a shame if all those amazing thoughts were just lost to time and poor memory. Little life hack for you: Journals are usually pretty small…like purse sized, so you can carry it around with you, ready to record your plan for saving the world.
Your Journal Doesn’t Judge
While your venting about your life and sharing your creative passions remember that your journal never judges. It just opens up its pages to you and your problems, and silently takes it all in like a best friend should. It can make you feel heard and understood and a lot lighter.
Set Goals and Stay Accountable
While it listens fully and never judges, it can also help you stay accountable to all the many goals that you set. A journal is a great place to record all your dreams and goals and create an actionable plan. As it’s something that you might keep with you or look back at often, it will be a constant reminder to stay on track of all the things that you want to do.
Capture Your Life in Words
I personally have been keeping a journal since elementary. I have chronicled my life in words since then and when I am old and loosing my memory I will have these journals to look back on. I have also used them to solve arguments and win fights. I know exactly when the big things went down and no one can argue with them.
Journalling is my number one recommendation for anyone feeling stressed, anxious, confused or upset, or on the flip side it can be an amazing way to record the happiest of memories, like falling in love or planning your wedding. It can single handedly change the way you view the world around you.
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