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I wanted to share with you my experience with journaling. I must say for me journaling is one of the best things ever.
Some Benefits of Journaling
- Become clearer in your thoughts and feelings.
- Get to know yourself better.
- Reduces stress.
- Help solve problems and make decisions.
- Resolve disagreements with others.
- Recover from grief and loss
- Process failed relationships
How to begin:
Get yourself a journal, a pen or pencil and begin. There are many other ways as well. You can utilize online journals. There are also phone apps and tablet apps. You can also keep dated documents on your computer.
What to write:
- Start writing about where you are in your life at this moment. What is going on right now in your life? Are you right where you want to be?
- Start writing whatever comes out on the paper. Do not edit your thoughts. Let it come out however it comes out.
- Write a daily gratitude list of things you appreciate, and maybe include positive quotes. This is great to do before bed or in the morning (anytime is good). You can see all the good things in your life and really see there is much to be grateful for.
- Maintain a log of successes. Write your successes. Make sure to write the big and the small successes that occur during the day or week. This can inspire you as you look back at them and see the list grow and grow.
- If you are struggling with emotional situations in your life write what comes out. This will provide a new perspective. Write whatever comes out. This is particularly helpful if you are having emotional moments where the brain keeps going and you can’t sleep because of it. Don’t lay there awake and the brain of thoughts going. Get up and write it down and write it all down. Let it come out on paper the way it is spinning in your brain. This will not only stop the head spinning so you can get sleep but also can help you gain a new perspective on the situation.
- Strengthen your intuition. Write down questions or concerns then take a deep breath and listen for a response from your Higher Self. Let yourself write whatever comes on the paper.
There are many benefits to journaling. These are just a few. This is a great practice to work into your daily routine. The results are great for problem solving and stress reduction. It can improve mental and physical health. It also can increase self-esteem. The benefits are endless. Work this into your daily routine and see what happens.
21 thoughts on “Some Benefits of Journaling”
Is it weird that I find blogging is my form of journaling? I try to sit and write with a paper and pen and I get constipated (metaphorically).
But for you, I will try again! I even bought crystals because of your blog!
Hi Shanna, When journaling let all thoughts no matter what comes flow on the paper. Don’t worry about meaning or if it makes sense. This is a great way to clear the mind of some of the millions of thoughts rolling around up there. For me it helps me feel clearer.
Have fun with your crystals. There are many uses and the energy is awesome.
Love this. I love bullet journalling. It is the perfect combo of journaling and organizing:) Regular journaling was always hard for me to keep up with.
Getting a cute journal to put my thoughts in makes me more likely to write my thoughts. Now blogging has become my outlet for writing. I find it to be very therapeutic yet sometimes stressful 😉
This is so true! Journaling is such a great way to organize and see your goals and dreams on paper. Great post!
I love this post! A lot of people I know don’t truly understand the benefits of journaling, I’ll share this with them! Thanks!
I love to journal. It’s such a great way to really figure out what it is you want and see all you have to be grateful for. Otherwise, it can so easily get overlooked.
Journaling is so beneficial to your health! Great article. 🙂
I have found with my blogging, it has become a stress reliever and now I love writing! 🙂
I don’t think many adults know the benefits of journaling and how soothing it can be so thank you so much for sharing this! It should be a regular part of most peoples lives, including mine!
This is a good list of benefits. I think simply getting anything down on paper/screen is helpful for processing thoughts and emotions.
Interesting benefits of journalling. I find blogging is very close to this.
I have often considered journaling. I remember when I was a little girl growing up how much I looked forward to writing in my diary. I also equally enjoyed filtering back through the pages and periodically reading experiences from the past as memories.
I have been wanting to start a journal that I actually write in instead of type. I love this post, so good!
Maggie | TotallyTeenTravel.com
I think journaling over all is so helpful but I especially love the idea of writing down successes. They re so easy to overlook but when life gets tough it’s great to go back to them!
I kept a journal from the time I was ten to when I was thirty and then I just quit. I don’t know why.
Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.
I’ve always thought journaling would be good for me but I’ve never stuck with it for very long when I’ve tried it in the past. I do keep a bullet journal, but that’s mostly just lists and record keeping. I should definitely try to include more gratitude pages though. It would be super easy include and I know it would be good for my attitude.
So many benefits to journaling. I definitely agree that helps reduce stress and get your thoughts on paper. I have a tough time not editing what comes out so I know that’s what I need to work on.
I have been a lifelong journal-er, I do go through phases where I do it more than others. It’s really enlightening to look back on what I wrote. I participated in The Artist’s Way a number of years ago, where you are encouraged to do stream of consciousness journaling, but not to re-read anything you write. That was challenging and really good all at the same time. I’m kind of out of the habit now, but need to get back into doing it.
So many benefits from journaling yet it’s so simple to start. I really like your idea for writing about successes and celebrating the positive everyday moments to push us from today and beyond.
We love journaling around here! Our favorite thing is to review it all at the end of the year and see all the ups and downs and answered (and sometimes unanswered) prayers! I think if more people knew all the benefits they would jump onboard!