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Why you should start a journal today
Journaling is a tremendous tool to assist you in taking charge over your life. Live the life God has meant you live. Grab a good journal, a nice pen, a cup of coffee and read on and then get to writing.
1.) Journaling allows you to see your thoughts from a different perspective
Writing down your thoughts on paper then reading them helps you to get some clarity and distance from the issues you face every day. It allows you to take all the thoughts that get bundled up in your head and put them down on paper (or digital paper.) Once you do this you can see what is actually troubling you, what you spend your time on and how you can better spend your time, energy and resources..When you are diligently praying, studying the word of God, then keeping track of your thoughts and feelings during the day you can start to get a grip over things that may stress you out during the day and areas you can pray for more guidance or help.
Journaling can help you notate the things that inspire you and keep them down in one place so you can return to them later. It can help you start bringing all those wonderful thoughts and ideas you have to life. The more you write down, the more you trigger your brain to think even more creatively. Among famous people who kept a journal are Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Mark Twain. Get those creative juices flowing and start writing. It is God who gives you your talents and desires to use them. Do not waste them, strive for greatness because Jesus created you for a purpose. Through him, you can do all things. It is our duty to use our talents. You are talented, do not let any voice discourage you.
3.) Writing down your goals helps achieve your goals
What are your goals, dreams, most desired plans? Have you ever written them down? If the answer is no, then that is your first task after reading this article. Writing down your goals is an effective tool in archiving them. Write down what you need to achieve your goals, the steps you need to take, and so on. This can also serve as a great prayer list. Pray over your goals daily. Lift up your needs to the Lord and let him guide you.
4.) Track your emotions and health
Journaling can allow you to track your health and your emotions. is there something you are eating that is not sitting well with your body? Is there something you are doing that is affecting your emotions? It’s a good way to take a good look at your daily habits and cut away anything that is not benefiting you.
5.) Track your spiritual progress
We are all on a journey with God. Sometimes we forget who much he loves us and how much he wants to help us. Sometimes we let other distractions take the place of God and sometimes we lif people, things, activities above God. journaling helps you keep your eyes on Jesus. It goes back to the point 1, perspective. It’s a good place to write down scriptures and our feelings on them, to help us grow with God and keep on the path he has set for us. We have all gone stray at times, journaling can help keep you on your path and also show you where you might need some help.