Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Thought about keeping a journal? Here are 7 benefits of journaling
The art of journaling (otherwise known as “keeping a diary”) isn’t something new. There are many who choose to create and use diaries for various reasons.
Here is a list of reasons that people may choose to maintain a diary, and why you should too.
1. Journaling optimizes your creative potential
Writing a journal is a great way to unleash your creativity. Everyone has the potential to be creative, just that most of us haven’t discovered it yet. Your journal is the best place to start exploring your inner creativity. Write down anything that comes to your mind. Let your imaginations run wild and record it.
2. Journaling accelerates your ability to manifest your goals
A journal is a good place to write your goals, ambitions, aspirations and resolutions. By keeping them in a diary, you can monitor your progress and feel motivated to continue to focus on your next milestone!
3. Journaling creates a springboard for daily recovery
People struggle drastically to detach from work. However, utilizing your journal can curb this mismanagement. Journaling sessions post-work help you reflect and mentally turn-off the work-mode for the day.
4. Journaling generates clarity and congruence
Diaries help us to organize our thoughts and make them apprehensible. You can record daily events, thoughts and feelings about certain experiences or opinions. Journaling is a beautiful and powerful facilitator of self-discovery.
5. Journaling clears your emotions
A journal has the potential to be both your therapist and a dear friend. Jotting down your feelings helps you to brain-dump your anxieties, frustrations and pains. This can help you reduce and release any stress which you have accumulated overtime. It can help you fully experience and understand those emotions, and help you think more objectively and move forward.
6. Journaling ingrains your learning
Your brain is likely to store information and goals that you have written down in your diary. Your brain will make stronger connections with the information you have learnt after you have written them down in a diary, making it easier for you to recall in the future!
7. Journaling increases your gratitude
When you start journaling what you’re grateful for, new chambers of thought open in the palace of your mind. It changes your entire life orientation from scarcity to abundance. The world will increasingly become your oyster. Even if you start a journal session in a bad mood, the insight that writing brings has a subtle way of shifting your mind towards gratitude.
Journaling is one of the most important things to do in your life. If done purposefully, it will change everything in your life for the better.