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How To Start A Journal

How To Start Keeping A Journal

Do you know you "should" journal but just can't seem to make yourself do it on a regular basis? Here are a few reasons why journaling is important and how it helps.

  1. Get Clarity: Writing down your thoughts and emotions can help you gain clarity about your experiences and feelings. It allows you to reflect on your thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgmental way and it helps you approach the ups and downs of your life in a more stress free way because you can take the role of the observer and separate who you are from the thoughts your brain is thinking.

  2. Reduce stress: Journaling can be a stress-reducing activity. I like to compare it to cleaning our the junk drawer in your kitchen. When you empty your thoughts onto paper it can help you release tension and stress.

  3. Set and achieve goals: Journaling can be an effective way to set goals and track your progress. Writing your goals and seeing the steps you can take to achieve them will help you stay focused and motivated.

  4. Enhance self-awareness: Awareness is the first and arguably most important step in creating the life you dream of. Through journaling, you can gain a better understanding of yourself, your values, and your beliefs. This increased self-awareness can help you make better decisions and improve your relationships with others.

Overall, journaling is a top tool for personal growth and self-discovery. It can help you connect with your emotions, clarify your thoughts, and gain new perspectives on your life. Hope this helps you take the next step and include journaling in your daily practice.

Here's a series of 6 popular posts that will show you how to start and keep a journal.

There are writing prompts, guidelines to helping you make and keep a new habit as well as tips to help you overcome confusion and overwhelm. 


How To Choose Your First Journal

12 Common (& Awesome) Types Of Journals

Writing Prompts You Can Use Today To Get Started

6 Tips To Make Journaling A Healthy & Productive Habit

How to Start A Journal: Ways To Overcome Overwhelm So You Can Get Started

How To Start A Journal: Which Is Best Handwritten or Digital?


To help you get started keeping a journal I've created a PDF download with 41 writing prompts. Click here to get your copy >>>