Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Why Journal? (Tip/Reason #2)

This site is about how journaling and expressive writing can be tools for bettering your life. A series of weekly tips will be posted as of July 1. The first several are reasons—rather than tips—to consider starting a journal. However, for consistency, these reasons will be categorized as tips.

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Tip #2 - Why Journal? 

Journal writing is an excellent way to work through life's challenges. We all encounter obstacles. Writing is a useful tool for understanding those challenges and figuring out strategies to overcome them or deal with them more effectively. Some challenges require more time and effort than others but by putting pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard, you will have concrete ideas in front of you that can be put into action as opposed to merely ruminating over them in your head. You are less likely to forget strategies and plans when you write them down. Plus there is a record of your thoughts, which you can revisit as the need arises.

Write about it, put a strategy in place, review it, and take action.

What challenges has journal writing helped you overcome or deal with more effortlessly? Please share in the comments.

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