Top 8 Reasons To Write Journals
There are many reasons why we keep diaries. From travel diaries, dream diaries, gratitude diaries to prayer diaries, we keep special diaries for different aspects of our lives. In the past, many people kept personal diaries in which they recorded the day’s events and their observations. Without diarists like Anne Frank and Samuel Pepys, we would not know much about the personal side of our history.
‘Although people today keep blogs or vlogs and record their lives on social media, very few of us write in a diary and record our experiences. So why not give it a try? There are many benefits to keeping a journal.
Here are the top 8 reasons why you should start a diary today:
1. Keep your thoughts organized.
Diaries help us organize our thoughts and keep them trackable. You can record daily events, thoughts and feelings about specific experiences or opinions. Journey allows you to mark and archive your diary entries.
2. Improve your writing.
Keeping a journal helps you practice your writing. If you want to practice or improve your writing, the best way is to start a journal. You do not necessarily have to have the perfect topic. All you need to do is to start writing your thoughts in Journey. The more you write, the more your writing will improve.
3. Set and achieve your goals.
A journal is a good place to write down your goals, ambitions, wishes, and resolutions for the new year. By recording them in a journal, you can monitor your progress and feel motivated to stay focused on your next milestone!
4. Record ideas along the way.
The benefit of keeping a journal is that you can record all of your ideas in one place, anytime, anywhere. Whenever an idea pops into your head, you can record it in your journal. You can then refer back to those ideas later to look for new connections, draw conclusions, or even get a new idea! Get started with a digital diary – download the Journey app today!
5. Reduce stress.
Writing down your feelings helps you “unload” your fears, frustrations and pain into a journal. This can help you reduce and relieve stress that has built up over time. A good way to reduce stress is to write in stream-of-consciousness style first thing in the morning, called “morning pages.” You can also use the mood indicator in Journey to indicate your mood level. Overall, expressing yourself in a journal is a great way to relieve tension that prevents you from feeling happy.
6. Allow yourself to be self-reflective. As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you do not stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Our fast-paced lives can become even more hectic as we begin to take on more responsibilities, so we feel the pressure others put on us. This causes us to become hectic because we easily get caught up in the daily grind. A journal is a great way to pause, take a step back and reflect on ourselves. We can reflect on our gratitude or what we did today and write it in our journal. Daily reflection can also be done in the evening before going to bed. We can look back on our lives in a diary and reflect on how we have changed and what we can do to improve ourselves.
7. Strengthen your memory.
Your brain probably stores information you wrote down in your journal. Your brain makes stronger connections to the information you learned after you wrote it down in a journal, so you can recall it more easily in the future!
8. Inspire your creativity.
Writing a journal is a great way to unleash your creativity. Everyone has the potential to be creative, most of us just have not discovered it yet. Your journal is the best place to start exploring your inner creativity. Write down anything that comes to mind. Let your imagination run wild and capture it in Journey. Keeping a journal has many other benefits.
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