Writing things down helps to crystalise your thoughts and shed light on things. Simply journaling your thoughts can help you to understand what you're feeling and why. You'll find that keeping a journal helps you to get to know yourself better and encourages personal growth.
Why Journaling For Personal Growth Works
When you write, your mind slows down. Writing your thoughts in a journal helps you to become more aware of what you’re thinking and what's important to you.
Journaling can help to change your perspective. When you read and summarise what you’ve written, it helps you to step back and look at things differently.
Keeping a journal leads to self discovery. It helps you to identify beliefs that hold you back and talents and gifts that you’ve done little with as yet.
Your journal is a safe place to express your thoughts, feelings, anxieties, ideas and questions about life. It’s somewhere you can be totally honest. If you are honest with yourself your journal will help you to get to know yourself better.
Journaling is an effective, powerful way of venting your feelings. Once the words are out of your head and on paper you’ll be able to see what you’re thinking more easily. Expressing your thoughts gives them shape and meaning and helps you to see what you have to work with.
Journaling helps you to make sense of your life. Writing things down sometimes brings immediate clarity because it helps you to stop and notice what’s happening.
As time goes by you’ll begin to see patterns emerging and start to see the bigger picture.
"When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength … I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought." Isidore Ducasse
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Alternatively you could list what's happening in your life right now and start writing about the thing that triggered the biggest response as you wrote it down.
Reading and reflecting on what you've written will help you to see things from a different perspective. Summarising your journal entries will bring new insights and help you to reach helpful conclusions. As you begin to see patterns in your thinking and beliefs, ask yourself how you can use what you're learning about yourself to improve your life.
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There are many possibilities. My friend Joseph R Peck has a comprehensive guide to Journaling For Breakthroughs it will help you find wisdom, understanding, and revelation for every area of your life.
Decide now to do something every day to bring your dream closer to reality.
What will be your first steps?
If you've never kept a journal before, I encourage to begin today.