Journaling Is A Powerful Tool.  The benefits of writing a journal may be unintentional but profound. This ancient tool has been around for centuries and has helped us learn about our history, our families, and ourselves.

Journal Writing Ideas

Journaling is not just about what you did every minute of the day, what you ate, or when you went to sleep. It can be so much more.  Journaling is about emotions.  It’s about learning.  It’s about growth.  It’s about pain. It’s about love.  It’s about you.

You can write what you did each day, venting about something that bothers you.  It could be something you want to get off your mind.  Or how you behaved in a certain relationship.  Or your bucket list goals.  There’s no one way.

The point is for you to STOP.  BREATH.  THINK about your life.

Journaling brings you clarity.  It may increase your perspective or reduce tension.  The journaling process can help you deal with difficult situations.  Be creative.  Think of your future and DREAM.

Benefits of Writing a Journal

History has given us so many amazing people who have kept journals.  Anne Frank, Ernest Hemingway, Oprah Winfrey, and Harry S. Truman.  And then there are the scientific findings.

The University of Texas at Austin psychologist and researcher James Pennebaker confirms regular journaling strengthens immune cells called T-lymphocytes. Other research indicates that journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.  Pennebaker believes writing about stressful events helps you come to terms with them and therefore reduces the impact of these stressors on your physical health.

Journaling Tips

Start by writing. Any way you want to do it.  Whatever you want. It doesn’t have to be incomplete sentences or poetic.  It can be a few words, bullets, or notes. It’s your style. It’s Yours.

Use a calendar. Add an entry in your calendar, each day 10 – 15 minutes to sit down and journal. For ADD / ADHD individuals, keep this simple.  The calendar reminder will help you remember and once you’ve completed your journaling, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment.  You reached your goal.  Start small and make it simple.

Create your own Journaling Template.  Or check out the apps that are available. Or find a bound journal that has inspirational quotes on the pages.  These often offer support and encouragement.

Make journaling a part of your daily routine.  Make it a habit.

“I never travel without my diary.  One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”                                        Oscar Wilde – 19th century Author, Playwright & Poet

Free Downloadable Ad-Free Writing Journal Pages

There’s no reason to delay.  Click this link below for a couple of different journal pages.  It will help you get started today.

AG – Printable Journal Writing Paper