5 Ways Journaling Changed My Life

Journaling has changed my life immensely in the last few months. In November 2019, I started journaling every morning and this type of journaling was called 'Morning pages' and in December 2019, I took a 31 days of journaling challenge on prompts based on self discovery. Journaling has changed my life immensely in the last few months. In November 2019, I started journaling every morning and this type of journaling was called 'Morning pages' and in December 2019, I took a 31 days of journaling challenge on prompts based on self discovery. Watch this video to see how Journaling has changed my life or scroll down to read.

#1: Journaling has helped me understand myself, which is the whole point of journaling. When I journaled on prompts such as "My priorities for the next year are.." and "If I could change one thing about myself, it would be..", I answered questions that I wouldn't otherwise ask myself and that made all the difference. I realized that there were so many questions I need to ask myself and answer them when someone asked me what my priorities were and that is when I started journaling. #2: Journaling has helped me be more grateful. Growing up, I was always upset about the things that are going wrong in my life but in the past few months and especially in December, I realized that there is so much to be grateful for and there were so many more things in my life that were going right. I wrote down the smallest of things I was grateful for and that helped me be happy. In the last few months, I have notices that I was a lot more happier and content with the way my life was going on. #3: Journaling made me more accountable to my tasks and goals. When I wrote down about the days I was not very productive, journaling has helped me figure out the reason behind that. When I found out the reason behind why I was not productive, I would try eliminating that reason from the next day. The first step towards correcting your mistakes is to forgive yourself and that's what journaling has helped me do. #4: Journaling has improved consistency. Journaling every morning does require lots of persistance, consistency and discipline. Making myself sit at the desk every morning and journal has surely made me a more consistent and disciplined person as compared to earlier although there still is a long way to go. #5: Journaling has helped me organize my thoughts. When I was very stressed or confused, I always turned towards my journal. Writing down all my thoughts has always helped me make better and informed decisions along with taking off some stress off my head. Journaling is one of the best habits I have inculcated in my day to day life and I'm still trying to learn about different types of journaling and finding out what is best for me. But so far, journaling has helped me so much and it is something all of you must try out once and see if it works for you.