Most people wake up in the morning and start checking their FB feed. Not only is this an unhealthy habit, it also keeps you away from other good habits.
For example, waking up and writing a journal is a very good start to the day. Instead of checking FB, you can easily do this. Writing things like “I am going to be very productive today” can prove beneficial in the long run.
Let us look at other benefits of writing a journal
Helps you with organizing your life
Most people are too busy with chasing their lives. They get up, go to work, come back and repeat the same thing again. Whatever free time they get, they spend it on watching movies or at coffee shops. Writing about yourself helps you with understanding yourself. It helps you gain perspective. It makes you understand where you are going in life.
Makes you feel exhilarating
Writing down your thoughts, goals or even memories can prove to be a very exhilarating experience. You may discover new things about you while you write. You may remember a happy memory you had forgotten all about. As you go on writing, your subconscious absorbs whatever you are writing and it becomes a part of you.
Helps with recovery
In our daily lives all of us are trying to feel detached from something. For example, a lot of people do not like bringing work home. This takes them away from spending time with the family and with their daily recovery.
A journal session helps you with recovering from a hectic work day. It helps you with reflecting on the day you have been through.
It makes you concise
While writing a journal, you may notice things which you didn’t notice before. Writing down your daily experiences helps you with removing the negative things in your life. This in turn, improves the quality of your life.
Journaling has many other benefits as well
- Helps you with achieving stability
- Is a good way of releasing emotions
- Helps with detaching from the past
- Allows you to experience your day
- Helps you with organizing your goals and ideas
The power of the written words
The power of the written word is always more than the spoken word. Neurologically speaking, the brain responds differently to spoken and written word. When you are listening to something, a different part of the brain is engaged. It does not differentiate between what is important and what is not. However, when you are writing down something your brain ingrains all the important information.
A side benefit of journaling is that you develop your writing skills. As you go on writing, you fall in love with the whole process of putting down your thoughts on paper. You get caught up in the flow and you just don’t want to stop.
Store your memories
With an online journal, it is easy to get back to your old memories. All you have to do is to write it down and publish it. This makes it easy for you to access your memories whenever you want. There is no need to remember specific details like dates or which month it was.
Writing a journal has many benefits as opposed to thinking or listening. Start writing a journal today to achieve all your goals and for achieving clarity in your life.