Ten (10) benefits of journaling

Hello everyone!

Did you know that keeping a journal can be a valuable self-care practice? All you need to journal is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. If you want to create a ritual out of journaling, a notebook or notes app will do. You should keep it private, so you won’t have to stress about anyone reading it.

It’s great if you’re able to journal for a specified amount of time each day, but you don’t have to follow any rules to get the full benefits of journaling. Write for as long as you want, as often as you like.

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Ten (10) benefits of journaling 

Reduce stress

After getting your thoughts and feelings out, you should feel less stressed.

Improve your health

Studies show that the relief gained by writing improves the body’s ability to withstand stress, infection, and disease.

Achieve goals

When you use your journal to write down your goals, you can keep better track of your intentions.

Track progress and growth

If you make journaling a regular habit, you can see how much progress you’ve made by reviewing previous entries.

Gain self-confidence

Seeing your progress can also give you a serious confidence boost. 

Find solutions to problems

Journaling can also be used for problem-solving. Writing out your thoughts can help you come up with solutions.

Resolve arguments 

Writing about arguments or misunderstandings helps you see the other person’s point of view. It can also help you figure out a way to settle the conflict.

Get in touch with yourself

Taking a few minutes to write down your thoughts and emotions will help you get in touch with your true self. 

Improve writing and communication skills

Writing improves with practice. When you journal every day, you are practising the art of writing. 

Find inspiration

You can use your journal to brainstorm or let your imagination run wild. Inspiration might strike while you’re writing or drawing.



If you want to start journaling but don't know where to start, here are a few different types of journaling options to consider:

  • Stream of consciousness journaling
  • Dream journaling
  • Food journaling
  • Fitness journaling
  • Gratitude journaling
  • Bullet journaling
  • Travel journaling
  • Sketch journaling
  • Day’s events journaling

No matter which type of journal you decide to keep, remember there is no right or wrong approach. Do you keep a journal?



I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.

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