Why do we journal? For some, the reasons involve what you'd expect. We use our journals to record our day, remember things, and set out dreams and ambitions. A journal is where we can be ourselves, recording our thoughts and ideas at the moment. In fact, if this was all you used your journal for, it would be just fine.
But did you know a journal could change your life? Consider these facts:
They Get You Where You're Going
There's nothing like a journal for laying down what you hope to accomplish. What makes a journal even more powerful is how much they help you realize those goals. Having a place to be accountable, make plans for the next steps, and even record lessons learned gives you a distinct advantage when realizing those goals.
You See How You're Doing
Sometimes it's not easy to see progress, especially when trying to make changes in your life. A journal becomes a record of your daily accomplishments, something you can go back over and read to see just how far you've come. These reminders help to keep your enthusiasm up when trying new things. You'll also find these entries really encouraging, especially when pressing on feels difficult.
You Improve Your Communication Skills
No matter what you're doing in life, being able to communicate your thoughts and ideas is important. A journal gives you practice in your writing skills. But even more important is how a journal helps you think and plan out what you're hoping to communicate, so you're clearer when it's time to talk about these things to others.
You Clear Your Mind
So often, we become caught up in our emotions to where we cannot accomplish what we need to do. A journal gives you a place to work through these thoughts and feelings so we can process them and even let go of what might otherwise be distracting. This clears our minds for what's more important.
You Improve Your Memory
Have trouble remembering things? A journal is a great place to jot down ideas, plans, schedules, or whatever else you want to keep track of. The best part? Writing these things down will help you remember them better without having to go back and read them!
You Gain Inspiration
Finally, a journal allows you to explore new thoughts by putting together ideas you might not have otherwise. Using your journal to be creative, free-write, or even just to page through for ideas, you'll discover inspiration from all around you.
It's no wonder a journal can lead you toward success! Of course, the key is to write in your journal often. If you do, these benefits will follow you naturally.
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