Write in a Journal

In this edition of Feel Good Fridays, I’m hear to talk about the benefits of writing in a journal. If you aren’t much a writer, you can draw a picture, or just jot down some ideas and feelings.

This is a post where I try to encourage us to incorporate small ways to make healthy choices and feel good about ourselves even on what appears to the worst day ever.

Writing in a journal is so simple. It has the power to help calm our minds from racing. You can write out a to-do list, which helps you organize your tasks and shows you which ones to prioritize the important ones, and what needs to be done next. You can write about your goals, and how to make them come true. You can use it to keep your goals on track.

It helps reduce stress, while increasing your creativity as well. It’s your journal, so you can decorate it, however you see fits your style. You can decide when and how often you wish to write in it. You can write every day, or weekly. There are no rules, make your own.

28 thoughts on “Write in a Journal

  1. Stuart Danker says:

    Oh yes, I journal every day, and that has inevitably led to an obsession in fountain pen, paper, and stationery. Good problems, I must say, and you bet I write about those obsessions in my journal. The circle of life, if you ask me. Thanks for this post!

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  2. Lana Teramae says:

    Is it more effective to have a physical journal or can you have one that you access on your laptop? I have a physical one, but since I spend most of my time on my laptop, I wonder if that would be more convenient for me.

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    • 3yellowdaisies says:

      I always thought that it is more effective to write in a journal, just because you can more mindful and more aware of what you are actually writing.

      Although there are advantages and disadvantages to a physical and an electronic journal. For instance, your electronic journal can be backed up if something were to happen to it, whereas there is no back up for a physical copy. You can write in a physical journal anytime, and anywhere, whereas an electronic journal you might need to be near an outlet incase you are low on battery life.

      Another thing, it is easier to doodle in a physical journal than it would be for an electronic one. You can buy and write in some cool pens, markers, stickers, etc. It’s just not the same as changing the font colours online.

      It’s also a preference thing, too. I have found a physical one, because I have always had a physical journal growing up.

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      • Lana Teramae says:

        Thanks for sharing the advantages and disadvantages to both types of journals. I do have a physical one, but I’m just too lazy to write in it. Everyone is different though since you grew up with physical journals. So you’ve had journals for a while then?

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      • 3yellowdaisies says:

        If you prefer to type up your goals, and feelings via electronic, that’s okay, too! I still feel like you’ll get the same benefits, too.

        And yes, I’ve been writing on and off for the past six years now. What about you?

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      • Lana Teramae says:

        Hopefully, we shall see what happens. I just started an electronic journal on google docs since it’d be easier to access and it’s connected to my google account.

        Nice! Congrats on sticking to the journal for six years. I used to have a diary in my freshmen year of high school, but I stopped writing in it by the time I was a sophomore. Then I got a notebook for a diary in my junior year of college, but I got lazy and also I’m left handed, so the ink on my left hand bothered me quite a bit. I guess that’s another benefit to an online journal.

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      • 3yellowdaisies says:

        Awe, another thing to consider is what works for you. If Google Docs is easier to keep up with your goals, and thoughts, use it!

        And awe, I remember my Grandpa always telling me his struggles with writing with his left hand.

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      • Lana Teramae says:

        Awww your grandpa is left-handed and your friend too? That’s so cool! I know Justin Bieber is left handed too, I don’t listen to his new music much, but I still find that awesome he’s left-handed.

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      • 3yellowdaisies says:

        I haven’t really listened to much of new stuff. I prefer listening to his older stuff, when he first came out.

        And I just thought of a cool idea for you. I know you find it easier to keep an electronic journal. But what if you had a physical journal. And in that journal, you write one sentence about anything, your day, a quote, a lesson, anything like that. That way you can still reap the benefits of writing in a journal, but without having to spend a lot of time writing it.

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      • Lana Teramae says:

        Oh ok, I thought I was the only one that prefers his older stuff. I still have his My World and My World 2.0 albums haha!

        Oh thatʻs a cool idea and since itʻs only one sentence, I wonʻt get as much ink on my hands. Great suggestion, thanks!

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      • 3yellowdaisies says:

        Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it!

        I listen to his older music more, but don’t get he is still writing good songs right now. I just feel like they aren’t as amazing as his older music.

        And I’m glad I could think of a suggestion, I hope it helps. 🙂

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      • Lana Teramae says:

        Awww thank you so much! I’ve really enjoyed chatting with you through WordPress!

        I feel like it’s also the times. Music is the not the same as it was back then. Or maybe I just prefer how his voice was before he hit puberty!

        Thanks so much! 🙂

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      • Lana Teramae says:

        🙂

        I can see that. My favorite song of his is “Down To Earth,” that was from his first album, and I think that’s his best song! It’s about his parents’ divorce/split. I don’t think anything can top that. I feel like his music became more about what’s catchy and how to keep up with the latest tends (with the DJ beats and stuff), that’s why I lost interest. His old music was innocent. As he was just starting out.

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