The Benefits of Journaling


I’ve been journaling for about a year and a half and I’ve come to realise that with daily  journaling comes many benefits. From improvement in handwriting to hand-muscle stamina, I’ve come to see that journaling is more than what meets the eye. Not only is it a simple art of writing, it is a method to alleviate stress, a forum for your thoughts, and a way to track your physical and mental development.

One beneficial factor that comes with journaling is that it may serve to strengthen your mental state. By writing down feelings, emotions and thoughts, your opinions are not bottled up from within but are, in a sense, let out. This type of “venting” or “de-stressing” allows for you to later go back and to solve whatever problem that was or is troubling you.

It is said that repetition is the mother of learning. Daily journaling allows you to not only improve your handwriting but also your overall writing composition. By writing everyday, you are practicing the art of composition. Though it may seem like just a page of vented anger, as days go by, you will gradually grasp the concept of good writing composition.

Why journal? I journal to one day look back at my life through my perspective in that very specific given time. This leads me to my final reason on why journaling is so important; it  tracks your personal development through your life. Writing allows for you to reminisce about that certain time period and to see and show how you’ve grown and matured -through not only your writing, but through your responses that conveys your inner emotions and thought process.