What is journaling? It is composing and creating a record of your life. I started journaling in 1994. My first journal was a Mead Composition Book. In my first journal I recorded my prayers, my pains and my progress. Journaling has been a habit that has reaped many benefits in my life.
Why should I journal you may be asking youself? Because your life is a story worth recording. Your life is full of unique experiences that is forming a creative journey.
In this blog I am sharing with you seven benefits of journaling.
1. Journaling Your Journey on Earth. You were born to accomplish great things on this planet called earth. Your life adds significance to the earth. Journaling captures those moments in your life. Those moments should be preserved in a journal.
2. Journaling Your personal experiences. Your experiences are shaping you as a person. Journaling helps you to find healing when you are recording those painful experiences. Journaling is a path to healing as you release your pain through writing.
3. Journaling your emotional experiences. If you’ve ever felt forgotten or neglected by love ones. If your heart has ever known sorrow journaling your feelings and emotions are like opening a dam letting the torrents of emotions flow out of you in an expressive way that brings healing.
4. Journaling your creative life. Journaling is a treasure hunt. There are all kinds of treasures in you that’s waiting to be discovered. In a Journal you can record your dreams, the projects that you’ve always dreamed about doing. Are you a writer? You can journal about the characters you will one day write about in a book. Are you a poet? You can record the verses that you will one day share with the world. Your journal can be a field of treasures waiting to come forth from your imagination.
5. Journaling your past. Samuel Clemens kept meticulous records of his education as a pilot in training on a steamboat. This education inspired Clemens to give himself the pen name Mark Twain and his journals became the basis of his memoir “Life on the Mississippi.” When you record your past you maybe recording a book that will captivate many with your story.
6. Journaling your present. When you journal about today the possibility of change always exist in the words you write. Journaling about your present helps you to see what’s not working and helps you to find solutions. It gives you the motivation to do something today so that you can see change in your life.
7. Journaling your future. This is forming a vision for the future. You record what you see tomorrow. By recording your dreams and desires you increase the possibilities of making them happen. When you record what you see for tomorrow you are setting signs on the road of your life, indicators that show you how to get there, the place where your dreams will come true,
Start keeping a Journal. Every time you journal you make a statement to yourself and the world that you’ve been somewhere and you’re going somewhere. Journaling boost your momentum creating movement in your life. See you on the journal trail.
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