Updated: Jun 13, 2021
Whether you are plotting out a new business, processing your thoughts in a safe place or creating a documentary of a journey, journaling is an effective way to sort through life and create new outcomes.
There are three BIG benefits to keeping a journal
● Exploration of possibilities
● Expressing the processes of life
● Gaining personal historical perspective
Explore the possibilities- Journaling creates a safe space to ponder any and every idea that comes to mind. Sometimes one of the best ways to manage the overwhelm of life is to empty your head of the thoughts, ideas, and information running through your mind. Writing down the information frees you up to let it go. The brain is no longer required to manage so much information.
Writing things out creates a space for ideas to come and be catalogued. Then you can go back and add to the ideas or let them go if they no longer suit you. The simple act of asking yourself what if invites the possibilities to come. Writing the ideas that come to mind makes room for you to explore what it would take to make them a reality.
Express yourself- Just as art, music and dance are forms of expression, journaling is a fundamental way that people express themselves. Whether you are doing Bible journaling, bullet journaling or writing long hand in a leather bound book filled with empty pages, you are expressing yourself in a very profound way. No two journals are alike and there is great power in having an outlet to share whatever is on the forefront of your mind.
Remember what happened- What you are experiencing today will before long be a fleeting memory. What you feel about life, happiness, sadness, elation, or confusion won’t always be the case. You won’t always be in the beginning stages of college, a new career, starting your business, raising a family. Journaling creates a rearview mirror experience—a timeline where you can live in the moment and reflect back in the past, only to gage your progression while on the road toward your desired future.
The first time you try something new you will likely be awkward. It will take longer than it ought to and feels unnatural. Sticking to the routine creates mastery which means things are effortless and the results come easy.
Keep at your journaling and you will see the effort is easy and the outcomes better than ever!