The Surprising Benefits of Journaling One Sentence Every Day
As you might expect, a lot of famous people had a habit of journaling their days. Many people infer that journaling had a role in them becoming successful.
However, the flip side of this is that a lot of people start journaling after they heard stories of successful people.
It is safe to say that unsuccessful people journal more and that having a journal can’t be directly related to being successful.
Instead, the secret recipe of a journal is how you use it. If you master the technique, you will gain a lot more than just fame and money.
What is a journal?
Before we begin listing the various benefits of journaling every day, let’s define what it is?
In a layman term, journaling is the process of writing about your day every day. You can write anything you like.
For example, Oprah Winfrey used to write five things she was grateful for every day. Mark Twain used to write things that fascinated him daily.
Similarly, you can create your own journal and write your own things. You don’t need to write an essay or article about your day.
Even one sentence about anything in the day is enough. Or anything that comes to your mind when you think about the day or any weird or memorable incident.
The only rule you need to follow is to write daily without any exception.
Benefits of Journaling every day :
The simplicity of journaling is that anyone can benefit from writing your thoughts on a piece of paper. Some surprising benefits of it are:
1. You Learn From Your Old Experience :
There is a quote, “You learn from your mistakes?” But do we learn from our past mistakes?
How many times did you fail to study for an exam? Get wasted? Or fall in the same trap again?
Everyone has their honey traps, and we keep on trapping ourselves in them. No matter what happens.
In such a moment of disappointment, when we are cursing ourselves, we can look at our past experiences and inspire ourselves. We rise from the pit once; we can do it again.
2. Journaling Sharpens Your Memory :
Do you remember how you were at an early age of your life? You have memories, but you have little clue of the person you were and the values you hold at that moment.
Keeping a journal will help you preserve a frank and unvarnished portrait of yourself.
Now many will ask what’s the benefit of knowing your past self. The answer is simple; you can track your progress.
You can look at how you thought about things in the past and how childish and idiotic you were. However, you grow out of that phase, and you are a much better person now.
Look at this way; we feel nostalgic when we look at an old picture; all the memories flash in front of us. Now, if you read your journal, it reminds you of how you thought and transported you back to your body.
3. Journaling Motivates You to Make the Most of Each Day :
Our brain works in odd ways; it is very hard to track the psychology of our brain. One of those odd ways is that when your brain knows that your day will be recorded, it motivates itself to good something good before the sunsets.
In simpler terms, when we know that something will be written about us. Unconsciously, we push ourselves so that something good is written about us at the end of the day.
This seems stupid, but the only way to disprove us is by experiencing it yourself.
We can list numerous benefits of maintaining a daily journal. However, there is one problem –
The idea of journaling is very exciting, but he processes to maintain a journal is not. People find it hard to maintain a journal each day.
How to maintain a journal ?
Before we begin, let me make it clear – There is no one right way to maintain a journal. Everyone has their own ways. You just need to find yours.
For example, a person clicks a photo of himself and then write a caption about the day. You can maintain a journal on your phone.
Just find a thing you do every day and then find a way to combine journaling with it. Do it for three weeks, and it will become a habit.
Then you will face a problem if you are not journaling. Hope this helps you write a journal and become a better person in the process.