Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don’t have to be anything else.
Journaling provides us with a necessary outlet for our thoughts and feelings. It reminds us to validate and acknowledge them as being important enough to write down and examine. In putting them on paper, we have allowed ourselves to catalog and process them and then to release them, freeing ourselves for more opportunities.
What they think of you is none of your business.
Chances are excellent that there is at least one character trait, habit or push-button response that you would love to change, if only you had an easy way to do it.
Maybe one person knows exactly how to push your buttons (and does it often!), and you would like to stop responding the way you always do.
Maybe you notice a bad habit you would like to break
Maybe you want to try on a new role or behavior in your life to change the results you get.
“I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot… and memory is important.” — Judy Collins
Several well-known authors recommend that you keep a journal in order to reconnect with yourself and to unload those thoughts which weigh heavily on your mind. Julia Cameron advises in “The Artist’s Way“ that you write something called “Morning Pages”, which are basically stream of consciousness writing done every morning, preferably by hand. She argues that keeping a journal will allow you to access your intuition and will help you to begin to trust your inner knowledge.