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10 Benefits of Journaling

When used beyond the recording of facts and incidents and venting journaling can be a powerful tool. It becomes even more potent when done consistently. Here are 10 benefits of regular journaling:

  1. Emotional awareness. Pinpoint, name, and describe your feelings to raise your emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  2. Process your thoughts. Write to figure out what you believe.
  3. Discover where your language is empowering and where it’s not. Use your words as evidence of the way you think and speak and change them accordingly.
  4. New insights. Journaling creates space for new ways of seeing yourself and your world to arise.
  5. Keep an eye on your goals. Envision and describe your ideal situation or future–how it looks, sounds, smells, and feels–to put it closer to your reach.
  6. Relieve stress. Put your thoughts and feelings out there to take away some of their sting.
  7. Create new stories. Look to your writing to help you identify the stories you tell yourself. Then eliminate or change the ones that aren’t serving you.
  8. Choose your themes. Notice what repeatedly comes up, like gratitude or complaints, so you can decide which themes you want to maintain and which you don’t.
  9. Communicate with your Higher Self. Put yourself in touch with the most authentic and knowledgeable part of you through the meditative qualities of journaling.
  10. Celebrate your successes. Look at old entries and see how far you’ve come!

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