Journaling is one of the easiest yet most effective tools to climb up the ladder of self-development. Journaling has been around here for millions of years, but it is the new hot topic these days in the self-development industry. Nowadays, various bloggers and famous writers like Deepak Chopra are staunchly advocating the miraculous benefits of journaling in daily life.
One may doubt the efficiency of it as another hot trend, but various studies have proved that journaling can transform a person if practiced consistently. Journaling can improve mental health and emotional health as well as improve physical well-being.
Before exploring its benefits, let’s figure out what journaling is. It is a recorded catalog of one’s experiences and thoughts. And there is no specific way to write a journal. One can adopt any method as long as one can record their thoughts effectively. It can be in the shape of old bookkeeping or in the form of recorded audio notes.
Like forming any other habit, starting journaling can also seem intimidating, but practice will make it your muscle memory. As a beginner, one needs to figure out how it suits you. You may find yourself writing in a notebook one day but may find yourself writing on a notes app while commuting on the subway. As long as you are working through your feelings and emotions, any method is fine.
When you have created your routine, you can play with different online prompts to work on your inner self. Getting creative and bringing variety to your prompts will make you stick to your routine like glue. However, you can only reap the benefits of journaling by staying consistent with it. It cannot be your occasional hobby but rather your daily habit. Only by sticking to it will you see the positive outcomes.