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The Journal of Life

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Angelia Yelder

Why Journal...
  understanding the purpose of life!

Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That's an average of 2,500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour.  You may wonder, what do we do with all those thoughts, and where do we keep them?


Would you be surprised to know that we keep a lot of things in our heads, but we put less down on paper. All those thoughts and ideas bouncing around can sometimes feel overwhelming. You have to-do lists, hopes, dreams, secrets, failures, love, loss, ups and downs. Ideas come and go, feelings pass. How do you remember all of them? How do you keep them organized? A great way to keep your thoughts organized and to clear your mind is to write them down in a journal.


Writing is a great exercise for anyone and by expressing yourself in a personal place is a wonderful way to stay sane. 

7 Surprising Benefits of writing a journal...

  1. Journal writing helps you think things through. It's a great way to talk to yourself without actually "talking to yourself".

  2. Journal writing is like having a personal therapist on retainer. Most of the time when you see it on paper, it looks different and it clearly tells the story.

  3. Journaling gets you into the habit of writing regularly. The idea is to; just write!

  4. Journal writing is an ancient practice, it's our history at best.

  5. Reading old entries can be illuminating and filled with a life full of memories.

  6. Journal writing helps you express gratitude, because at the end of the day, you are alive and have a lot to be thankful for.

  7. Journaling helps you find ideas to write about. Ideas don't come easy, so you would want to capture the million dollar "ah ha' moment.

Happy Journaling...just write!

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