You can record feelings you’ve never said out loud or process what you’ve been trying to ignore. If you are frustrated, writing out your feelings helps you figure out why and develop a plan to do something about it.
It helps you organize your thoughts, feelings, and ideas before sharing your opinions with others. Be as descriptive as possible. Jot down smells, tastes, sights, physical and emotional feelings, sounds, people, dialogue, and thoughts.
Journaling helps you remember things about yourself, such as your favorite songs, quotes, recipes, or travel destinations. By focusing on what’s important to you, journaling helps you frame how you want to remember your life, and in turn, how you view your present and future.
Make a daily commitment to list 3 things you’re grateful for, write for a specific amount of time, or simply fill up 1 or 2 pages. Writing a stream of consciousness for 5-minutes a day can reveal things and help you see patterns and themes in your life. Even if it seems mundane to you, write it down!