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Month: September 2017

The Joy Of Journaling and the Benefits

Do You Journal? By now, almost everyone has heard of journaling. But you’re not sure why it’s so beneficial or how to get started. Journaling is similar to keeping a diary, but it can be kept with specific self-help goals in mind. There are a number of reasons why people have kept journals throughout the ages. Many of the earliest ones in English were for the sake of reflecting on how the person could improve their life and be a better person. Interestingly, 2 of the earliest journals were written by women, Julian of Norwich, a nun, in the early 1370s, and Margery Kempe, a middle-class housewife in the 1430s. Journaling is the process of recording the events of your day. It can also be a way of setting goals. Track your progress. For example, if you are trying to find joy in the little things; A happiness journal can help. Or, maybe you’re trying to lose weight; keeping a weight loss journal can help. There are many mental and emotional benefits gained from journaling regularly. Studies have…

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