Make The Benefits of journaling a part of your life and watch your growth

The Benefits Of Journaling Daily 

Most people don't take full use of journaling. Don't let that be you. It is not a difficult activity. And, it can propel you to more success. I have done journaling most of my adult life. It's been quite useful to me.

And yet, to some people it seems pointless and a complete waste of time. They're wrong. The key is to make it a daily habit, not just a few times a year activity. You get out of it what you put into it.

Actually, many successful people keep a personal diary. And, they make it...a daily habit. What do they know that you do not?

Consider this: You can learn a great deal about yourself and gain valuable insights about your life that you may not get any other way.

It is too easy in life to  careen from one wall to another having no clue as to why things just seem to happen to you. Journaling is a way to learn from your past.

Side note: While you can keep a digital journal, most people find that keeping a paper journal is more beneficial. Writing has a certain appeal that thinking alone does not have. And, I've found I am more likely to review my journal if it is on paper.

One Of The Benefits Of Journaling Is Finding Your Authentic Self

Self-knowledge is key to finding your authentic self. Journaling can be the tool that gets you there.

Use the following suggestions to get insights into your thoughts and life:

Go back over your day. It is always good to reflect on the day you’ve had. Don’t let what happen pass you by without lessons to be learned.

1. Write down what took place.

  • What you were thinking about and how you were feeling.
  • What did you discover?
  • What were your blunders?
  • How will you put this to use in the future?
  • Does anything give you the impression that tomorrow will be a better day than today?

2. List the progress you’ve made towards goals.

  • Take the time to think about your goals and the progress you made toward each.
  • Make a note of any times you failed to make progress toward one or more of your objectives.
  • Take pride in your accomplishments.
  • Become more determined as a result of the lack of progress you've made.

3. Work through your fears.

  • Start by making a list of your fears.
  • Now expand the list. What exactly is it that you're afraid of?
  • What is the impact of your fears on your life?
  • What are your plans for dealing with those fears?

4. Pick one strategy to improve yourself.

  • Choose a project you'd like to work on and get started.
  • Make a note of it in your journal.
  • Write about your thoughts, intentions, and progress on anything that would improve your life.

5. Keeping track of your goals.

List your goals each day. (Writing them down every day is a powerful way to remain focused. Writing them down also makes it easier to see what results you are getting.)

6. In your journal list five things daily you're thankful for.
Watch how your outlook on life shifts. Studies have shown that being grateful brings feelings of happiness. Isn't that one of the benefits of journaling you don't want to miss.

7. Looking back, what difficulties have you faced in life?

  • What was your response and what lessons did you learn?
  • Does that help you when thinking about your present difficulties?

8.Also, make a list of the things in your life that you believe are keeping you from being happy or achieving your goals. What are you going to do about them?

Again, keeping regular track of your goals is an excellent way to stay on track.

9. Make a plan for the future.

  • What does your dream life look like?
  • What plans have you made to get there?
  • Now is a good time to think it through and devise a strategy to make it happen.

10. Make use of journaling prompts.
There are literally thousands of journaling prompts available online that you can use at any time. To get you started, here are a few examples:

  • Make a travel wish list.
  • Make a list of five qualities you admire in each member of your family.
  • Describe your ideal day in detail.
  • If I could talk to my adolescent self, I would tell him/her…
  • I wish others knew the real me. That I…
  • I wish I could say no to...

The benefits of journaling each day may take time to show up, but it’s time well spent. Develop a routine where you record what is happening in your life. Watch how your life changes for the better.

Do what the most successful people in the world do,write about your thoughts and your life, and get the benefits of journaling daily.

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