A Reason To Journal Think about the benefits of journaling and decide what your personal reason is for writing in a journal. This is often a personal decision, such as wanting to figure out why your anxiety or depression has increased, or wanting to express your feelings in a way where you feel safe and not judged. Decide what your reason is, and it will motivate you to keep writing. Click here to view a journal for your writing. This link is for a journal I published. It’s simple and easy to use to help you find something to write. However, there are many journals in the marketplace to choose from.