Benefits of Journaling

Updated: Oct 22, 2021



Did you know that Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Frederick Douglass all kept a diary or a journal when they were alive? All of these famous iconic characters recorded their experiences, thoughts, or feelings.


Keeping a journal can be highly beneficial if you want to organise your thoughts or life general. It may serve as your day to day tracker or reminder. Here is a list of benefit that journaling can affect us;


  1. Higher chance of Achieving goals

Once you get your goals or reminders written, your mind will automatically program you to accomplish the task you wrote. Because your setting an intention of actually doing it and you will keep yourself accountable and will also serve as a reminder of what you need to do to accomplish them.


2. Oversee your Personal growth & productivity

If you make journaling a regular habitof yours, you actually get to see how much progress or growth you’ve made by revisiting previous entries. And it's also fun past time to read all your thought from six years ago. It humbles you down and remind who you once were.


3. Gain Self-Knowledge & Clarity


Seeing all your progress and thought process laid out infront of you can help you create a generalise picture of your self. In this way, you will get to see more of what you actually are compared to how people see or how you see yourself granting that our days won't always be the same and there are times when we just lose a clear sight of who we and let our imposter syndrome kick in. Journaling is blue print of your soul.



4. Can help Reduce stress and anxiety


Psychologist considers journaling as a form of therapy. Most therapy goers are being advised to have journal notebook right after their first session because it has been proven that it can reduce ones stress level or anxiety. Stress and anxiety is a result of being overwhelmed with thoughts in our head that at times we just cant wrap around, so writing them truly helps.



5. It can Strengthen your memory

The Journal of Experimental Psychology published research that shows how writing your thoughts down can reduce intrusive thoughts about negative events and improve working memory.* Even the simple act of writing something down lets your brain know you want to remember it. That’s why note-taking is such an effective practice when learning something new.


 

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