Journaling is an extraordinarily powerful way to help people achieve their
goals. Here’s why:
1. Journaling allows us to unload the tension and stress that builds up
when things don’t go according to plan. Journaling enables us to
express negative thoughts and release the mental toxins from our
system, creating space for positive things to come our way. Just like
the feeling that follows after we’ve cleaned our house or our car,
ridding our mind of the garbage provides the same sense of peace
2. What’s the difference between journaling and jogging or yoga as a
method for stress relief? Journaling has greater permanence. When
it’s in writing, it doesn’t just disappear the moment we are complete,
it stays and can serve us repeatedly. Journaling is also a tracking
mechanism to show how far we’ve travelled over time and to
remind us what we have achieved.
3. Journaling acts as a mirror for our psyche. Reading back what we
have written provides us with a palate of thoughts we can choose
from. If we read something that we don’t like, we can decide to
orient our thoughts in a different direction. By the same token, if we
read something that we like and makes us feel good, we can decide
to spend more time focusing on it. Journaling helps to reveal the
thoughts that are brewing in our minds and gives us access to the
kinds of ideas and thoughts we are cultivating subconsciously.
When we become aware of the thoughts that we are focused on, we
can begin to make decisions about the thoughts that will help us to
move towards our goal and those thoughts that will keep us
stagnant. We can then actively pick thoughts that are helpful and
replace those that are harmful.
4. Journaling provides a blank canvas for identifying, creating, and
designing our dreams. Often, when we are asked what it is that we
really want – we hesitate with an answer because we aren’t so sure.
Journaling allows us to create a very clear vision of the things we
really want – both tangible and intangible. Writing it down exactly
how we want it to be engages us in the process of envisioning
possibilities that we want to have materialize in our lives. The more
detail, texture, color, and depth we apply to our visions, the greater
the likelihood of attracting it our way. What we focus on grows, and
journaling is the tool that encourages us to focus on what we want.
5. Journaling helps us build the muscle to be happy with our present
circumstances, to cherish our moments, and to take notice of all the
abundance that is part of our lives on a daily basis. The shortest
distance between where we are now and where we want to be is to
truly appreciate where we are now and allow the rest to flow our
Through the written word, each of us has the ability to create a new reality –
one that has us thriving in a successful career, enjoying the warmth and love
of intimate personal relationships, and doing the things that get our hearts
racing and our bodies smiling. The written word has the strength to change
how we feel and there is nothing more important than that. It’s quite simple.