The Real Reason Why Even You Should Keep a Journal

The more we write, the healthier we are. And I'll explain why. I've always been an avid journaler. Sometimes I just jot notes down for months at a time, other times I play "catch-up" and write for a few hours at a time. It's been a consistent, reliable way to express myself, even if I'm just expressing myself to myself. Wait, was that confusing? But, here's the thing: I don't always catalogue my life in my journal. I use other tools like social media, photos, and a blog for that. No, my purpose in journaling is more for introspection and self-understanding. If ever I'm struggling to fully grasp an issue I'm facing, I pick up a pen and paper or I go to my laptop.   By the end of a few journal entries, I've gained a wider perspective on the issue.   (Side-note: more often than not, I come to the conclusion that the issue is actually a "non-issue." Meaning, my view of the situation was the problem, and the problem wasn't the prob
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