I love to journal or write my thoughts in a diary. It is extremely therapeutic and calming. In this blog post I will share my experience with journaling.
I journal in the morning and evening and sometimes when I feel strong emotions. I know it sounds girly but trust me it’s not. Anyone who can write can do journaling.
The problem I think most people have is they don’t understand why journaling is necessary. It is extremely necessary.
There are many benefits but I will share my personal experiences only because you can google the general benefits anyway.
For me as a person struggling with mental health issues, I journal a lot. I journal digitally, in a physical journal, on my phone, on the computer,etc. And that helps me keep myself focused and sane.
I am not saying that without journaling you are insane. I am just saying I journal because I love it and also because it is a necessity for me.
There are many ways to journal- using prompts, using self-talk, using recollection of the day’s events, etc. And this makes the process fun. You can do it however you want to do it.
You can draw sketches in a journal. Or just write. Or do both.
Journaling is also a form of introspection. And introspection, I believe, is the most important skill a human being can learn. Journaling helps you do that.
I also think re-reading one’s journals can help one grow more. It is the act of observation of the past accurately that creates wisdom.
I re-read my journals sometimes. Although I started re-reading only a few months ago I am shocked by the insights I get from re-reading my journals.
But when you start writing in a journal the main focus should be to just write. It does not matter if you re-read it. You can think about that later. In the beginning just write as Iearnt this idea from Ryan Holiday from the Daily Stoic youtube channel.
The point of journaling is to introspect. To examine yourself. This is my opinion.
Thank you for reading my post. Please share this with your friends and family members and see you next time.