Why You Should Journal: The Key to a Better Life

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Kalin W.

Founder & Owner of: KDS

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author and Writing Writer


Do you like to write? Want to see a creation go from small to huge? Ever wondered what a way to self-discipline yourself is? Journal happens to be a very effective way towards a better lifestyle and can help in so many ways in life.

It relieves stress. When someone happens to have a bad day and doesn’t know how to relieve the stress within, they just go get their pen or pencil while getting a journal to write in and starts to write. As someone journals, they let all of their stress out of their mind to words on paper. It’s like taking a break from the everyday life we all currently live in that may seem inescapable but it really isn’t.

It gives a new opportunity for change. When opportunities run out in life, journaling never ends since there are endless concepts to talk about. Sometimes a thought can come to someones mind while they journal and in rare cases that thought can open the door to something that would be beneficial for someone.

It adds up. The more someone journals, the bigger the lifespan of the process of journaling gets. For example, when someone starts at page 1 in the journal and keeps going, they eventually get up to page 164 and look back at all they’ve written inside the journal. Looking back happens to be awesome because if you were to keep going no matter what happens in life, something remarkable can happen, even if it were to turn into the next bestselling book.

It’s a mental workout for your mind. Just like going to the gym, journaling can seriously give your mind a workout, even if someone were to be writing gibberish or random thoughts down. The motion of the pen or pencil moving is physical exercise but when the mind is processing information to be written, that is the exercise right there. Only thing that’s different about this is that it’s all mental so no need to be sweating like there’s no tomorrow there!

So what are you waiting for? Go grab a pen or pencil, get some paper or a notebook, and start writing down as many thoughts as you can think of that has happened to you during a certain period of time!


Article Credits: Kalin W.

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

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  3. Loren Killdeer 3 years ago

    I was never very fond of journals. I always get lost about what it’s suppoused to go there instead about what I would like to go there. My head ends up in a worse mess!
    But there is alwayas time for a second try!

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      kds407 3 years ago

      That is true! There is STILL time to try again! I’ll be honest that even though journaling may become the biggest pain, it still can help you in so many ways, including with reliving stress!

  4. makingofanauthor 3 years ago

    I’ve been recording my life and writing good night about other things, such as, short poems, or proses, in my journal for two years now, but, sometimes, the content doesn’t come out as I want it too. It sounds bland to my own ears. The case is pretty much similar with my blog posts, repetitive, I’m unable to find anything new. Any suggestions?

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      kds407 3 years ago

      That’s like me kind of! I can be repetitive on my blog too! How often do you journal? Perhaps you’re doing too much of it? Here’s a good tip on finding those topics to journal and blog about: Do something that you don’t usually do, like taking risks for example! I struggle with journaling as well because of many reasons but I’m trying to work with that these days!

  5. Alexandria D. 3 years ago

    I’ve been writing journals for over thirteen years. So far, so good. Besides, it’s very helpful practice when it comes to writing online content.

    • Author
      kds407 3 years ago

      Thirteen years! That’s awesome to hear! Must’ve taken a TON of determination to get to that point. Hopefully I someday will be like you as well!

  6. HighLifey 3 years ago

    Done it before and it really does help in many ways! Gotta get back to it I guess.. Thanks for the inspiration to do so 😉

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  8. zozieposie 3 years ago

    I love journals!

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      kds407 3 years ago

      So do I! Journaling is a great way for a TON of things including to relieve stress too!

  9. jamivee 3 years ago

    I started writing in a journal this February, on the recommendation of my therapist. I thought it was a silly idea, but at that point, was willing to try anything. It changed my life. No, it saved my life. I processed things I didn’t even know I had in me. I’m a completely different person now, and can’t imagine not having a journal anymore!

    • Author
      kds407 3 years ago

      Wow that’s great to hear! Glad to hear that it has saved your life! I try to journal myself too but it can be hard because even I think that it could be a silly idea which it really isn’t! Anyways, thanks for the comment!

  10. uvpoetry 3 years ago

    I have owned journals from as young as 12 years old. However I do struggle with keeping up. I get all excited at the beginning of each year when I jot down my goals, plans and a few poems. But in the middle of each year when my schedule gets too clustered I forget about my journal and when the year ends I find myself having very little to reflect on. Is there a method to use so that I continue filling up my journal regardless of my schedule?

    • Soraia 3 years ago

      I’ve had the same problem and I currently started the 52 list project. I know the are lists but I think it will help for when I’ll be too busy to sit and write but can still manage a few words- lists- to reflect on at the end of the year.

  11. Simply-Me 3 years ago

    Journals I find are a form of therapy. You write how you feel, your emotions, ideas, everything, it is a good form of review and reflecting.

  12. Soraia 3 years ago

    Completely agree. And I think if we don’t necessarily turn them into a ‘job’ with a word count and deadlines, they can become very therapeutic.

  13. spudbudette 3 years ago

    I have several partly used journals laying around. I keep forgetting where I left one so when they are completed it will be a puzzle to put in correct order.

    • Author
      kds407 3 years ago

      I bet! As long as you dated each entry, it won’t be too hard to figure out the order they’re in!

  14. aihuacy 3 years ago

    So true! It adds up!! So is blogging 🙂

    • Author
      kds407 3 years ago

      I LOVE watching things add up too! It’s an awesome thing to have when that happens!

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  19. It’s? been a little while since I started journaling but I can see some good changes already! It indeed does help! Thanks for pointing out the benefits. ?

  20. domainworldtower 2 years ago

    Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.
    – William Faulkner

  21. sortingthroughtheshit 2 years ago

    This is so true! I’ve kept a journal since I was 6 and have completed 47 to this day x

  22. Dire_diarist 2 years ago

    This is so true and unfortunately, I fell out of the good habit some time back. I feel sadder about it now. In addition to the above mentioned reasons, I feel, writing a journal gives you a good friend, whom you can confide in. This documentation also relieves you of stress, makes you feel lighter. And, from observation I can tell, it makes your articulation better too ..

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