Why You Should Journal

Do you keep a daily journal?

writing in a notebook

Chances are, you answered no. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start.

“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.” – Robin S. Sharma

Here are a few reasons why you should journal.

Memories

One good reason to write a journal is the memories. There are plenty of moments in life that have left their marks on you. Some of them stand out more than others. While you have more access to these, the quitter moments get pushed to the wayside. A journal is a great way to record these memories in a way that’s accessible and organized.

Records

How many times have you wished you could have a written record of mundane and significant occurrences? You know you made that payment but have no recollection about the details or context. Or you want to remember an important idea but don’t know where to mark it. With a journal, it can all be right in your palm. Leaf through the pages and there it is.

Therapeutic

Jotting down your ideas has more than just practical value; there’s a therapeutic benefit of putting your experience into writing. If you keep up with a pen pal, you may already know this. The process can help you release pent-up emotions and bring you clarity.

There are more reasons to journal, like serving as a basis for a memoir, but for now, why not give it a try and see for yourself?

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