I’ve been journaling (and blogging) since 2012. For me, journaling is not only a way for me to remember what happened during the day, but it also helps with so many other things listed below. Check out, five benefits of having a journal and why it’s important to have one.
Journaling helps me whenever I’m upset, overwhelmed, or feeling a bit down. As I write, I begin to feel better. It’s such a wonderful stress-reliever because as I write, the weight of the world falls from my shoulders.
I try to journal every day. However, I journal especially when I’m going through difficult moments. Reading about previous challenges reminds me that I can get through whatever is in front of me. It shows that I’m resilient.
When I journal, I list the goals I want to smash. A few times a week, I write down the goals I’m working on. Every week, I write down all of my dreams and the kind of life I want to live. This helps me stay focused and on target.
Journaling is great for remembering the past. Sometimes I look at old entries, and I can’t believe I lived through some of the things I’ve experienced. Journaling helps me feel nostalgic because I keep movie tickets, letters, invitations, and other mementos from special days of my life.
Research shows practicing gratitude is strongly associated with happiness. It allows us to focus on the positive things about life, celebrating the present. Practicing gratitude allows us to shift our focus and helps us to find reasons to be thankful. At the end of the day, reflecting, thanking God, and writing about a few positive things that happened during the day has helped me to remain positive and optimistic, especially during difficult times.
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