Many successful people throughout history have kept a detailed journal. While some have done so to relieve stress or record events in their lives, journal keeping can provide other benefits as well.
Increasing Self-Esteem: Recording daily exercise, what you ate for the day or what tasks you accomplished promotes a positive mindset that, in turn, creates the motivation for further improvements and/or achievements.
Enhancing the Creative Process: The act of putting thought to paper enables the writer to communicate effectively and with the freedom to explore complex ideas and express them in any manner. It’s a place to let your thoughts flow without restriction or concern about editing or approval.
Boosting Brain Power: The activity of physically writing in a journal is good for your brain – so states a March 14, 2013, article in Psychology Today entitled “Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter”.
There is other research that highlights the hand’s unique relationship with the brain when composing thoughts and ideas. The reality is that it’s important to exercise the connections among the hand, eyes, and brain and journal writing offers a great way to keep those connections tuned up and in working order.
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