Advantages of keeping a journal.

There are many different reasons to keep a journal. Here are a couple of ideas why you should begin this daily practice and let it become a part of your daily routine.

Help Process Feelings and Ideas

When you keep thoughts in your head it can be hard to know how you think and feel. Writing down how you feel will help you process your emotions, as feelings become words, which can be then be edited.

Start with one idea in the center of your page and expand from that single thought. Write down anything that comes to mind. It may seem disorganized, but it will tell a story when the thought process is complete. While it may seem like you are adding extra steps to your journaling, it actually helps you decide what to write about.

Helps to Remember Details

No matter how good your memory is, recollection of your life’s events will probably fade as the years go by. My advice is to write these events down in a journal as they happen. You may have heard of journaling before; it’s similar to keeping a diary.

Some dictionaries make virtually no distinction between keeping a journal and a diary:

Definition of “journal”: a diary; a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations.

There are many other reasons to journal. Pick your reason, and take a moment to write about it.

Another great idea is to write down your “Dreams” Keep a journal on your night stand, and if you have a dream, that wakes you, journal about it. It really is a great way to remember your dreams. And can be alot of fun.

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