Why Keep A Journal?

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Why Everyone Should Have a Journal

Before I explain why you should have a journal, let's talk about what journaling is.

Journaling is a way to record your thoughts, experiences, or goals. You can write every day, when something special happens or just because you feel like writing. You can write in a leather bound lined journal with a fountain pen or in a pretty notebook with your favorite pink pen. There is no right or wrong way to do this. It is completely up to you. 

This is not just something certain people do. Actually, It is something everyone does. Journaling can help you in so many ways, from finding triggers to your stress, to helping with physical and mental health, weight loss, and a bunch of other issues.

Here are few reasons why everyone should journal regularly:

It Helps With Mental and Physical Health

A major benefit to writing in a journal every day is that it can help both your mental and physical health. Journaling helps you figure out what is causing your stress, why your level of anxiety is decreasing or help with your depression. For physical health, journaling can help you lose or manage your weight, find out why you have certain illnesses, or narrow down the reasons you aren’t drinking enough water each day. You can become a healthier person overall just by having a journal.

You Can Safely Release Your Emotions

Sometimes it can be hard to talk to someone about what you are thinking or feeling because you are embarrassed or feel like you will be judged for it. A journal is a good way to express all those feelings and not worry about someone reading it or looking at you funny. Sometimes you need to get certain things out of your mind, and keeping a private journal is the perfect way to do that.

You Find Out New Things About Yourself

Keeping a journal can also help you gain more clarity into who you are and what you want out of life. Just start writing whatever comes to mind and don't stop until you have nothing else to say. You will be amazed by how much you learn about yourself. You may start venting about something you didn’t even know bothered you. Or you may become more positive about a person or situation than you thought you would be. Sometimes you just start talking more about your hopes and dreams, and this journal helps you to come up with actionable things you can do to achieve them.

It Becomes a Comfort When Dealing With Stress

Stress is a powerful thing, much more powerful than people think. It can affect nearly every part of your life, including your mental and physical well-being (ask me how I know!). It is important that you try to reduce your stress in any way you can, and journaling can help. Writing in your journal can help you identify what is causing your stress, which helps you determine what you need to do to stop it.

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