By: Angelina Mokbel, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Journaling is the act of reflecting and writing down your life. We journal for a variety of reasons. We keep specific diaries for different elements of our lives. Many people used to put private journals in which they chronicled the occurrences of the day and their thoughts. Due to its simple structure, the daily journal has played an important role in the lives of many accomplished people. Some people might vlog or have a blog about it but those are set out for the world to see and won’t be as personal as a journal truly is. Getting ideas out of one’s head and then onto paper can be beneficial to many. So why don’t people still journal?
Advantages and disadvantages:
Although journaling has numerous benefits, others argue that it is time-consuming and can lead to overthinking. However, it has been shown to benefit the majority of people. If journaling is too time-consuming for you, then try writing one sentence every day to help you get into the habit and wouldn’t take much of your time. Writing down what your overthinking may also assist you in keeping track of future events that may arise as a result of this. It’s fascinating to read and see how far you’ve progressed over the years while watching yourself mature.
Achieve your goals:
Writing out your goals allows you to concentrate on what you want to accomplish in the future. It will also assist you in eliminating persons and activities that are not aligned with your goals. Written goals can help you realize what specific goals you need to focus on in order to achieve long-term success.
Your own personal book:
As you write in your journal, you are describing a vast number of life experiences that you would most likely prefer to remember. Even if you have had unpleasant experiences, it can be fascinating to observe how you have changed over time. Since one cannot have a movie that chronicles every single second of one’s life, one might have a journal that has personal and realistic feelings. Wouldn’t it be nice to reminisce on some of your former life experiences? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how you felt? You can certainly do all of that. All you have to do now is start writing.
It is critical not just to journal on a regular basis, but also to make it a habit. If you don’t journal every day, you’ll miss out on moments in your life that you wish you had written down. If you don’t enjoy something, you’re unlikely to continue with it. So start by writing one sentence per day and see where it takes you from there. That single sentence might start a habit that you will enjoy and be grateful that you started it.