Why You Should Start Keeping A Journal

by Sandrine Vaillancourt

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Keeping a personal journal may seems childish, but think again! There are so many benefits of writing everyday. Here are a few reasons that will make you consider keeping a diary.

It allows you to reflect on things

By writing things down, you can always go back to see what you have written. And sometimes, your point of view can differ, even in a matter of days. Putting your ideas on paper is an awesome way to map out your mind and reflect on the things happening around you.

Read: Benefits of Daily Journaling by Balance by Deborah Hutton

It clears the mind

Writing in a journal is almost like sharing your thoughts with someone else, but these thoughts remain private. If you feel like you need to get something out of your head, take a pen and start writing!

Read: Why Journaling is a Simple Way to Boost Personal Productivity by Productivityist

Look back on your life

After a while, your journal will be filled with all sorts of things: happy or sad events, precious memories, or funny things that you have written along the way. What is great about it is that you have recorded everything, and it makes it so easy for you to read it over and over.

Read: Why I've Decided to Start a Diary Again by Forever September

Boost your confidence

Having a journal doesn’t have to be about your emotions or past memories, it can also be about goals that you are setting for yourself. What you plan on doing in the future or inspiring thoughts you have in the moment. Since you are recording this, it can boost your confidence and make you motivated to act towards those ambitions.  

Read: Why I Write a Diary by No Space for Milk

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