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7 Unexpected Reasons Why Everyone Should Journal

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From brilliant scientists to thoughtful artists, everyone can benefit from keeping a journal as a self-care routine. I am excited to talk about writing. Since it’s my passion and I’ve been doing it for years. Plus, let me help you relate to my own writing journey and why you should be keeping a journal right after you’re done reading this blog. 

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Why Everyone Should Journal: Unexpected Creativity Goals

I was 9 when I started my writing journey. It was fun just to write down anything that came to my mind without even thinking too much about the judgment of others. I used to poems. Those ideas were dumb, but at least they were mine. My original! 

I still remember the first time I woke up in the middle of the night, and my mom panicked. She was constantly asking me what had happened. At the same time, I kept looking everywhere for a pen and paper. It was creativity. It just came to me. You might think it’s crazy, but the moment I got a pen, I started writing and slept without reading until the morning. But when I finally did, Oh my god, it was such an accomplishment. I keep thanking myself that I didn’t ignore that feeling. I am grateful to God that creativity blessed me with so many ideas. All I have to do is look for the hints and respect them.

And I kept going. Those poems turned into thoughts, then quotes, which later got me into writing motivation and many thoughts. And look at me now; Writing books, scripting my podcasts, making screenplays, creating blogs and working as a successful content writer. How did this happen?

Answer: journaling.

Here are the top 7 reasons “why everyone should journal?” I intend to convince you to start keeping one by the end of this blog. Or maybe you’re hearing this in the podcast format. 

Let’s get started:-)

  1. You Start Knowing Yourself Better

There are times when you’re sad for no reason. But there is actually a reason. You just don’t know it yet. Want to find out? Then write. Do you remember when I said: if you want to know others Read! Want to know yourself? Then write! I really mean it. When you start writing, you let out those unsaid emotions on a piece of paper, and when you observe them later from a neutral perspective, it’ll all make sense, and you’ll definitely get to know what’d going on in your inner self. 

This exercise has helped me every single time. You must try it once. You won’t regret it, I promise. 

This is what you need to do: 

The next time you’re overwhelmed by emotions, feeling silent, sad, stressed or depressed. Whenever someone asks you, “what happened?” And you’re like: ah… iii don’t know! 

Man, you do know. Pick up a pen or a pencil. I love pencils. They make me feel so grounded, and I can easily erase my mistakes, so I can improve and start writing. You may not know what to write. The easiest way to begin is. Write down. “How was your day?” 

Start with that. And you may write. “How do you feel?”  Continue until you begin to notice things in your life. Because a lot happens in your day, but you tend to ignore it, just like you ignore breathing. 

That brings us to the next point of why everyone should journal!

  1. You Start Being Aware of Your Emotions

People forget what you said to them. People even forget what you did. But no one ever forgets how you made them feel. Yeah, remember that iconic dialogue? It’s true, though! Let’s take an example to understand it better. To better understand it, let’s look at an example. 

Do you remember what the maths teacher said to you when you failed? Do you remember the answers or which test it was? Most of us don’t remember their names. But when I ask you if you remember how you felt when you got detention or got embarrassed in front of the whole class. Most of us remember that. We remember emotions. But the sad part is that they are not that easy to recognize. 

Feelings make you human. Feelings also make you vulnerable, which you don’t like to be, which is why you don’t want to reveal them. You suppress them from within and keep going. Until one day, they burst out, and you won’t be able to handle that. It’s better if you create a habit of daily journaling. And life will be in harmony.

Believe it or not, you need to talk to your body. You need to feed your soul with good thoughts and converse with yourself like best friends. And the moment you start noticing your inner conflicts, the faster you’ll understand what you really want from life. You’ll make good decisions, and it’ll help you get that future millionaire life you’ve been yearning for years. 

That gets us to the point of how journaling relates to our lives. 

  1. You Keep Track Over Your Life

Ahh, there’s the fun stuff. When I started with the question, “How was your day?” All I had in mind was… 

The day went great. I had pizza. 

Then it got better, and I wrote more. Today’s amazing. I meditated, watched a series on Netflix, and wrote a poem. Later, I became more and more aware. Now hear this. 

How was your day?

I woke up early to record my podcast. I was thinking of cleaning up my room a little bit. Then there are winters, and I want to try making hot chocolate. ‘Cause tis’ the season. I checked some recipes. I bonded with my family. My brother and I talked about real estate. I got two beautiful jackets. I had a crazy dream where I went through a door and reached Japan, and I saw that Japan had the same school uniform I used to study in. It was unbelievable how I could understand Japanese when I had never gone there in my whole life. 

It sounds interesting. It’s probably better than before. right?  

What I want you guys to understand from this is…

Writing helps you become more aware of your surroundings. It’s all about focus. What is your focus at this moment? We focus on something that makes us happy and giggles joyfully. And the same goes with drastic memories. We put our focus on the memory itself, and our emotions just switch. There’s nothing better than being aware of your emotional state and knowing how you feel. And if you don’t like how you’re feeling, then switch. All of this can be done by journaling. 

I must have convinced a lot of you. But if not, stay tuned. There’s more on why everyone should journal!

  1.  You Can Tell What Is Important From What Isn’t 

In our fast-paced society, it is often difficult to differentiate between what is important and what is not. We are constantly inundated with messages from the media, our friends, and our families about what we should be doing or buying. Knowing who to trust or where to turn for advice can be hard.

Determining your priorities is the first step in differentiating between what is important and what is not. What do you consider to be most important? What makes you happy? Once you have a clear idea of your priorities, it will be easier to filter out the noise and focus on the things that matter. 

It is also important to be realistic about what you can achieve. Don’t try to take on too many things at once; focus on one goal at a time and make a plan of action to achieve it. 

When you keep a journal, you get to know yourself better. You learn about your inner desires, hopes, and fears. This is valuable information because it can help you figure out what you want from life. Once you know your desires, you can begin taking steps to make them a reality. Journaling can also help improve your mental health by providing a space for self-expression and reflection. 

We all face distractions in life. But a To-do-List helps. Do you remember the second episode? Where we talked about productivity and goals. Tips on how to form habits and design a lifestyle. If not, you can check here

  1. Journaling Helps you in Making Good Decisions 

Most people think of journaling as a way to record the events of their day, but it can also be a powerful tool for making better decisions. By writing down your thoughts, you can weigh the pros and cons of different options and make the right decision. Journaling can also help you stay on track with your goals by providing a place to track your progress. 

Keeping a journal is a great way to stay organized and on top of your tasks. Many successful people keep journals to keep track of their thoughts and progress. Not only does this help them stay on track, but it can also be helpful when reflecting on their successes and failures. Additionally, writing down your daily tasks can help ensure that you actually complete them! 

  1. It Makes You Creative

Being creative can be done in a variety of ways. However, many people find that keeping a journal helps them develop new ideas and be more creative. By writing down your thoughts and experiences, you can access new perspectives and insights that you may not have otherwise. Journaling also allows you to explore different creative mediums, such as drawing or painting, which can help you tap into your inner artist. 

There are a lot of different ways to be creative. Some people are more creative when music blasts in their ears or other people surround them. But for some, the only way to get into a creative mindset is to be alone with their thoughts. This can be done through journaling.

Writing in a journal is a great way to connect with your deepest emotions and thoughts. It’s also a great way to explore your creativity. In journaling, you can write whatever you want without judgment or censorship. This may inspire you to think of fresh approaches to issues. 

Journaling also helps you develop a better understanding of yourself. You learn more about your likes and dislikes and what makes you happy and unhappy. This can help you become more self-aware, leading to greater personal growth and development. 

  1.  You Will Never Need a Therapist

Whenever I feel like I need a safe place to let my thoughts out, journaling my thoughts helps me out. I don’t have to worry about judgments or different beliefs. People think otherwise or anything like that. I’m safe. I’m free, and I’m grateful to have a happy place. 

It has been said that writing is a form of therapy. Not everyone needs to see a therapist to work through their problems. You can do all the therapeutic writing you need on your own—in your journal.

Journaling is a great way to get your thoughts and feelings into the open. It can also be a great way to track your progress—or lack thereof—when working through mental health issues. Plus, by writing in a journal regularly, you are creating a personal record of your life that you can look back on and cherish later on. 

Final Thoughts 

Do you ever feel you need to write down your thoughts but don’t have anything specific to write about? Or maybe you just want to get your thoughts out without worrying about grammar or structure. If so, then journaling is perfect for you!

In today’s society, everyone seems to be constantly on the go. We’re constantly bombarded with new information, and it’s hard to find time just to relax and think. That’s why I believe writing down your thoughts as they happen can be beneficial. It allows you to take a break from all the chaos and focus on your mind for a little while.

Plus, there’s no pressure to make your thoughts make sense. Sometimes it’s nice just to write down whatever comes into your head without worrying about whether it’s good. And that clears it all up. Why should everyone should journal! So, what are you waiting for? Go and grab yourself a journal and start a beautiful journal journey!

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Khushboo Sangwan

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It was easy when we were kids. Why don’t we dream like a 5 year old anymore? I mean we can, if we let ourselves. Hey I’m khushboo sangwan. My love for writing developed over years. It was about poems, quotes then motivation becoming thoughts. I love to get those ideas on a piece of paper serving on this digital screen. I guarantee you’ll find all that you need to know about growing years with amazing writing tips on the go. Keep on binging to the fresh content! ;-) 

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