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Top 10 Reasons You Need to Journal

Keeping a journal is good for the soul, and for you on so many other levels. Of the many great reasons to journal, we have put together our top 10 list.

Keep track of your ideas. Capture the many ideas you have. No matter what your passion, ideas come when you least expect them. By journaling, you have a go-to log of good and bad ideas that you can try out when you have time.

Purge your thoughts. By writing regularly in a journal, you can help your own mental wellbeing. Just the act of writing out your feelings is cathartic and can reduce stress.

Count your blessings. Increase your contentment with life by regularly documenting the many things you can be thankful for.

Record your weight loss efforts

Keep a dream journal. Upon waking, write down your dreams. Often the creativity found there can spur ideas, new ways of thinking, or may even be symbolic. By immediately noting your dreams, you will better remember the details so you can analyze the meaning of your dreams and make sense of them.

Note your prayers. A prayer journal enriches your prayer life, by giving you a place to note special prayers, write out Bible verses that have special significance, and even list your praises.

Record your weight loss efforts. Losing weight is never easy, but by keeping a weight loss journal, you do a better job of keeping your head in the game. Log the numbers on the scale, what and when you eat, the exercise you do, and the goals you have set for yourself.

Accomplish your goals

Accomplish your ambitions and goals. It is said that by making your goals a part of your everyday consciousness, you will have more success in reaching them. A journal focusing on ambitions and goals will help you to stay on track. It will also help you to break down your goals into manageable steps which will lead you to where you want to be.

Monitor your moods. How well do you know yourself and what makes you tick? In a mood tracking journal, you write about how you are feeling, and what happened to make you feel that way.

Document your kids. Journaling is a great way to capture the special moments, growth, and achievements of your children. It will become a precious keepsake to look back on in the future.

Document your own life. Write your own memoirs by documenting the important stories from your day to day life.

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