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TIP: Why to Journal?


​​​​A journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, feelings, an exercise or diet diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists…pretty much any record that you'd like to keep in an app, media file or notebook. 

Journals are like a power tools for your life.  They help you cut through your emotions so you can make good decisions and reach your goals. They allow you to get out the feelings that are inside of you. You can express your feelings as often you want, and it's your choice to keep the journal private and confidential or to share it with others.

Journals don't have to be perfect.  They can be rants, that really don't make sense to anyone else except you.  There is not right or wrong way to journal.  What you say and how you say it is purely up to you.  The goal of journaling is to learn to express yourself.  The best way to do this is to write whatever comes to mind, don't overthink the process.

Check out the many surprising benefits to Journaling:

  • Improves your mood
  • Allows you to get to know yourself better
  • Decreases stress
  • Encourages you to see someone else's point of view
  • Helps you to solve problems without overthinking them
  • Boosts your self confidence
  • Distracts you from overwhelming thoughts
  • Engages your mind
  • Focuses your goals

No matter when or how you journal, it can help.  Try it today.

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