Journaling – What is the Purpose of a Writing a Journal?

What is the purpose of writing a journal? What are you trying to achieve? What is all that writing for anyway? Well, it can be a way of recording your days events or life work. I would call that more of a professional journal.

For my purpose, I’m speaking of a personal journal. In this case, it’s more about what’s going on inside you. It’s about your own unique emotional journey and ever expanding mind.

Examining feelings

Your journal is a place to examine your feelings in great depth. It can be a place where you address the big questions in life and ponder the wonders of the universe. Writing a journal can be a place to expand your mind by going inside and discovering more about yourself.

Letting out feelings

Positive thinking is certainly best, but sometimes it does help to blow off a little steam. Anger expressed in your journal, hurts no one and is a wonderful way to release those feelings. It can also be a place where you examine why you even got angry or frustrated. It can bring you back to your normal balance and give you a better understanding of how and why you react to day-to-day life.

Brain storming

Rambling on about things you’d like to do can eventually lead you to some fantastic ideas. Once you get into the flow and just let the ideas come forth, the fun begins. Playing with new ideas can be exciting. The more you do it. The easier it comes.

Problem Solving

A journal is a great place to find solutions for the problems or questions currently in your life. For instance, if you want to make more money, or some money, if you’ve been out of work, your journal is a great way of exploring ideas and new options. Choose one idea at a time and expand on each one. You’ll find that some turn out to be silly ideas, but some will turn out to be great ones.

Creative Writing

If you enjoy writing and want to try your hand at article writing or perhaps even a novel, a journal is a great place to begin. I’ve had many a story just come to life on the page, without ever intending to write a story that particular day. Once the pen is writing or once you’re at the computer and the ideas are flowing, it’s easy to receive a thought that stimulates an idea and then off you go.

So there you are, that is the purpose of a journal. Writing a journal can be a truly rewarding and enriching experience. I find journaling inspiring and just a whole lot of creative fun!

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