Why You Should Take the Leap and Start Journaling
Journaling covers much more than a routine encapsulation of your day. It is a way to dig up old ideas and renew them, effectively work through your issues, and direct your focus to what you want to achieve.
Setting aside some time in your day to meditate on your life, job, relationships, hopes, and dreams has many benefits.
The goal of journaling is not to write stories for others, but simply to jot down your thoughts for your eyes only. If you are on the fence about journaling, here are a few reasons why you should stop thinking, take the leap, and start journaling.
It's like talking to your best friend
Your journal doubles up as your best friend and the most cost-effective therapist you could find. Not only is it available to you at all times, but it creates a space wherein you are not judged or shamed for your thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
Writing down your feelings – good, bad, and the ugly – allows you to dull the edge of toxic feelings, and clears your mental space for more joyful and focused thoughts.
Journaling makes you self-aware
In today’s fast-paced lives, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and get bogged down with day-to-day events. With a journal, you get the opportunity to observe your behavior and thought processes, learn about your patterns, and find out what is really important to you.
Journaling effectively puts you in touch with yourself and makes you more self-aware. Being self-aware has many benefits including allowing you to grow both personally and professionally.
Clear mental clutter
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of journaling is clearing mental clutter as you transfer your thoughts from your head onto paper.
Instead of storing problems or task lists, you get to use your mind to actually come up with creative solutions to sort through everything and prioritize your to-do list.
From all the thoughts that you have to behavioral and mental changes over a period of time, your journal contains a gold mine of information that you can use to live mindfully – take the leap, find your best journal and start journaling today.