How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness
You need self-awareness before you can achieve self-improvement.
If you're serious about getting better at something, then one of the first steps is to know—in black-and-white terms—where you stand.
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Using journaling solely as an outlet for discharging emotions may suck the insight right out of the experience.
The benefits of expressive writing only emerge when we write about both the factual and the emotional aspects of the events we’re describing—neither on its own is effective in producing insight.
To ensure maximum benefits, it’s probably best that you don’t write every day in your journal.
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