What Is Journaling?
Journaling is the act of putting pen to paper to write, express, illustrate or record just about anything you want, need to or feel like.
It can be done using a simple lined College notebook, blank book, traditional diary or fancy journal.
Even a loose sheet of paper, tissue paper, receipt, ticket, torn paper, or card may be used for journaling.
For those always online, you may also use your computer for journaling.
You call it blogging.
What Is a Journal?
Where you do journal writing is a journal.
A journal is a written, personal account, expression, creation, illustration, log, record, monitor, chart, chronicle, doodle, presentation, documentation, organization or diary of what's going on within you.
It is a mirror of you, eventhough you may train your thoughts on the outside world.
Write anything in your journal however you describe it.
Your journal is yours.
You own it.
You decide what goes in, what comes out of it and where it takes you.
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Why do you journal?
Why is it important to keep one?
What happens when you journal?
What do you get out of journaling?
How does journaling work?
If you've been keeping a journal, you can tell a thing or two about this.
To many, the benefits of journaling are immediate.
People report fast relief of headache, positive shift in mood, improved memory, or finding a solution to a problem.
How to Journal
How you journal is really up to you.
If writing long entries is what you enjoy or find helpful, do so.
Even the format is up to you.
You may jot down a few bullets or lines to serve as your memory aid.
However you do it, find a medium that’s comfortable.
Yet, journaling usually follows either of three styles.
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