100 Benefits to Journal Writing

Stress reduction:

  1. Reduces the scatter in your life

  2. Increases focus

  3. Brings stability

  4. Offers a deeper level of learning, order, action and release

  5. Holds thoughts still so they can be changed and integrated

  6. Processes your stuff in a natural and appropriate way

  7. Releases pent-up thoughts and emotions

  8. Empowers

  9. Disentangles thoughts and ideas

  10. Bridges inner thinking with outer events

  11. Detaches and lets go of the past

  12. Allows you to re-experience the past with today’s adult mind


  1. Heals relationships

  2. Heals the past

  3. Dignifies all events

  4. Is honest, trusting, non-judgmental

  5. Strengthens your sense of yourself

  6. Balances and harmonizes

  7. Recalls and reconstructs past events

  8. Acts as your own counselor

  9. Integrates peaks and valleys in life

  10. Soothes troubled memories

  11. Sees yourself as a larger, important, whole and connected being

  12. Leverages therapy sessions for better and faster results

  13. Reveals and tracks patterns and cycles

Know yourself and your truth better:

  1. Builds self confidence and self knowledge

  2. Records the past

  3. Brings out natural beauty and wisdom

  4. Helps you feel better about yourself

  5. Helps you identify your values

  6. Reads your own mind

  7. Aids in connecting causes to effects

  8. Reveals the depths of who you are

  9. Reveals outward expression of yet unformed inner impulses

  10. Creates mystery

  11. Clarifies thoughts, feelings and behavior

  12. Reveals your greater potential

  13. Shifts you to the observer, recorder, counselor level

  14. Reveals your processes – how you think, learn, create and use intuition

  15. Creates awareness of beliefs and options so you can change them

  16. Self-discovery

  17. Reveals different aspects of self

  18. Helps you see yourself as an individual

  19. Connects you to the bigger picture

  20. Is a close, intimate, accepting, trusting, caring, honest, non-judgmental, perfect friend

  21. Accesses the unconscious, subconscious and super consciousness

  22. Finds the missing pieces and the unsaid

  23. Helps rid you of the masks you wear

  24. Helps solve the mysteries of life

  25. Finds more meaning in life

Personal growth:

  1. Enables you to live life to the fullest

  2. Is fun, playful and sometimes humorous

  3. Expresses and creates

  4. Plants seeds

  5. Starts the sorting and grouping process

  6. Integrates life experiences and learnings

  7. Moves you towards wholeness and growth, to who you really are

  8. Creates more results in life

  9. Explores your spirituality

  10. Focuses and clarifies your desires and needs

  11. Enhances self expression

  12. Enhances career and community

  13. Allows freedom of expression

  14. Offers progressive inner momentum to static unrelated events

  15. Exercises your mental muscles

  16. Improves congruency and integrity

  17. Enhances breakthroughs

  18. Unfolds the writer in you

  19. Maximizes time and business efficiency

  20. Explores night dreams, day dreams and fantasies

  21. Measures and tracks what is important

Easier problem solving:

  1. Eases decision making

  2. Offers new perspectives

  3. Brings things together

  4. Shows relationships and wholeness instead of separation

It’s flexible and easy:

  1. Can be applied to clarify any issue in your life

  2. Takes so little time to stop, pay attention and listen to yourself

  3. Meets your needs, style, processing methods

  4. Caters to left and right brained people

  5. Has no rules – messiness, typos, poor writing are all OK

  6. Is often self-starting and motivating and supplies its own energy

Enhances intuition and creativity:

  1. Improves self trust

  2. Awakens the inner voice

  3. Directs intention and discernment

  4. Provides insights

  5. Improves sensitivity

  6. Interprets your symbols and dreams

  7. Increases memory of events

Captures your life story:

  1. Teaches you how to write stories

  2. Soothes troubled memories

  3. Captures family and personal story

  4. Stimulates personal growth

  5. Improv

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