Journals are the gateway to our soul, quite literally, because it becomes a platform to express our innermost thoughts, ideas, fears, desires and dreams. So if you’re not dropping your thoughts into a journal as yet, then here are a few awesome reasons why you should start, like asap.
Jot down ideas
You know that feeling when you have a brilliant idea and it just floats around in your mind, only to be lost forever? Well, a journal offers a safe place to write down your wild and crazy ideas on the spot, so make sure to keep it on your person if possible.
Keep track of your goals
Whether you’re working towards your New Year’s resolutions, short-term goals (summer body anyone?) or even a good ol’ five year plan, a journal is a great way to hold yourself accountable and track your progress to ensure that you are meeting those deadlines that you set out for yourself.
A great way to sharpen your writing skills
If you’re looking for a way to improve on your writing, then having a journal is the way to go. No one is there to pass judgment, so you can practice all you like! Let the writing begin!
Relieve stress through words
Some people feel so much ‘lighter’ after putting pen to paper by expressing their thoughts, especially if it has bottled up over time. Writing down how you feel can help to release stress and channel your emotions into a safe, comfortable space.
Unleash your creativity
A journal is a great place to start exploring your creativity. You can write anything that comes to mind and reflect on it later. Who knows, your next masterpiece might just be waiting to be written down.