The practical reason to keep a journal: To manage yourself. Most of us still see journaling as a hobby, something that we do for fun or to relax. Sure, those reasons might be true for some. But for mostm journaling is a tool for self-improvement. 📒
Journaling can help with personal growth and development. By regularly recording your thoughts, you will gain insight into your behaviors and moods.
Journaling can be used for problem-solving and stress reduction. It’s been proven to improve mental and physical health.
The key to learning is to stop passively consuming information and start actively engaging with the ideas we encounter.
One effective way researchers have found to reinforce learning is through reflective writing: It promotes the brain’s attentive focus, boosts long-term memory, illuminates patterns and gives the brain time for reflection.
Daily tracking of progress and improvements, noting down one or more successful activities, or any small thing done right every day, can boost your mental health. The idea is not to condemn yourself but to motivate you towards positive progress.