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Why Journal?

By Elaine Kiziah, Ph.D.

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In the previous section of this journaling how-to guide, I started hinting at the tremendous gifts you can access when you do this kind of reflective writing.

Remember my definition of journaling...?

Journaling is reflective writing that

leverages a mindful connection with yourself in the now

to make sense of and integrate your past

and then move with wise intention into your future.

Transformation is a natural consequence when you approach your writing in this way — in part because you can access a deeper level of wisdom through mindfulness.

In this section of the guide, I'll lay out the benefits of journaling in more detail.

Specifically, I'll address...

  • different ways you can use journaling to transform yourself and your life — personally, professionally, and spiritually
  • evidence about the benefits you can achieve from journaling
  • some caveats about achieving those benefits — and avoiding potential pitfalls