A journal is a written record of personal experiences, observations, and thoughts. A journal can be written daily or when an individual has the urge to write. You can write a journal with a fountain pen in a leather-bound book or with your pencil on the backs of dollar bills. It’s entirely up to you.

Journaling is not like any other writings that have a condition of writing. There are no rules in journaling. In a journal, you express your thoughts. It includes writing about things that come to your mind.

Here are some reasons why journaling is important.

1. Preserves memories. A journal helps us to keep a piece of our own lives. If you write about experiences you had today in a book, the experiences will remain there for a very long time.

2. Improves writing. Journaling helps one to become a good writer. The more you write, the better you become.

3. Sharpens senses. When writing about your experience, it helps you to become a better observer.

Another reason for journaling is just for the love of doing it. You may feel calm or relaxed when pouring your feelings on a paper. Reading is the other side of journaling. People always go back to old journals to find windows into their past.

References

http://www.creative-writing-now.com/what-is-a-journal.html

http://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-keep-a-journal-and-how-to-start-yours-1547057185

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