"The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be." ~Shakti Gawain Keeping a journal has many positive benefits. Journaling can help with personal growth and development. By regularly recording your thoughts you will gain insight into your behaviors and moods.
Have you ever tried to start a journaling habit, only to quit a few days later?Personally, my problem was always starting and stopping.I'd get excited about writing a daily journal, and for the first week, everything would go smoothly. Then, I'd get busy one day and decide that "missing one day won't hurt."
When you keep a journal, you can look back on important life events to read about how you felt at the time. You may also be able to learn from these past experiences.
Writing about traumatic events results in physical and psychological health benefits. Journaling focuses on understanding traumatic events and makes people see these events with an extra level of clarity.
A child learns about the world through reflex and conditioning. A baby cries, and someone comes to help. They do something and get rewarded.
Then behaviour becomes reasoned and chosen. As a person grows, so reflex and conditioning are replaced by desire, choice, reasoning and consequence. Physical development is also occurring. We may think and then do, but also do and then think.
Positive change needs to appeal to both as it needs to challenge ingrained habits.