How Can Journaling Help Improve Your Life

April 15, 2016

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Over the years, my journal has become my best friend. It inspires me, motivates me and guides me through different stages in life. Journaling can help with personal growth and development. A journal can help you find your goals, can help you heal and can guide you towards a better life. By recording your thoughts you will gain insight into your behaviors and moods.

Journaling has been adopted by many successful people as well. The best part about having a journal is you are able to records your thoughts the way you want it in your own style.

What is Journaling?

Journaling is the practice of keeping a journal or a diary where you write your thoughts and feelings surrounding the events in your life.  The best way to make a journaling an effective tool is to write in details so that it helps you reap the benefits listed below.

Benefits of Journaling

1.    Able to evaluate your thoughts, emotions and behavior

By writing you are able to examine your thoughts more logically.  You are able to deal with emotions and able to focus on your behavior.  You are able to see how these things affect your life and get a better understanding of how to deal with them.  You are able to think through and clarify by getting in touch with your internal world.  Journaling takes very little time to stop, pay attention and listen to yourself.

2.   Helps to know yourself  better

Writing routinely will lead you to self-discover – what things matter most to you.  You will be able to connect with your thoughts and inner self and find out things that make you feel happy and confident.  You will be able to acknowledge your growth and changes and how you can keep improving. You will be able to identify your values and reveal your greater potential.

3.   Helps reduce stress

When you write down the things that are happening in your daily life you are able to better prepare yourself to handle both happy and emotional moments in your life.  You are able to tackle things as they come your way without stress. Your focus increases which strengthen stability and the power to reduce scatter in your life.  You attention is driven more towards making things better for yourself rather than neglecting them.

4.   Promotes personal growth

Putting your thoughts on a paper helps you express yourself in a creative way.  You are able to enable yourself to live life to the fullest.  Journaling helps you sort and group your thoughts and work towards results. You are able to distinguish between things that will get you closer to your goals and things that won’t. You are able to get a more positive picture of your life.

5.   Solve problems more effectively

Before attempting to solve a problem, it is critical to understand what you are trying to solve.  Journaling will help understand and analyze the problem.  As journaling helps you become creative – that creativity will help you make better decisions and bring things together. You will be able to see things from new perspectives and the process of problem solving

6.   Converts negative energy into positive creativity and growth

Through journaling you are able to see things more optimistically.  You are able to surround yourself with positive energy which enhances your creativity and growth. Instead of holding on you would be able to let go of negative thoughts and memories.

How to Journal?

Your journal is something to write on.  To make journaling more fun decorate your journal with motivational stickers, make the cover look more personal and so forth.  Remember, it is something you will look at every time you would be journaling so make it more personalized. There are lots of people who enjoy journaling more when the journal is pretty.  They get inspired by the elegant and fancy covers, colored pages with drawings and so forth.

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