Personal growth is all about improving yourself and your life. Everyone, no matter who they are and what they do, can benefit from some personal development. One of the most common strategies to work on personal growth is with a journal.
Why is that?
Here is a look at the benefits of using journaling for personal growth and fulfillment.
Clarity Where You Don’t Expect it
Journaling is recommended so often for personal growth not because of what you know you will get out of it, but what you don’t know you will get. You might feel extremely self- aware, but it isn’t until you reach a moment of clarity while writing in a journal when you truly understand yourself.
The best thing about clarity in your journal is that it is rarely when you expect it, and often in the form that you would have never guessed. It comes when you are innocently writing about your day, describing a dream you had recently, or talking about a new experience. It is in these simple moments that you discover something new about yourself.
You See Where You Are Going Wrong
Being completely open and honest with yourself in your journal can also see where you are going right, and where you are going wrong. You might not realize you aren’t on the best path because it hasn’t been made obvious to you. You are so busy in your life and are running on auto-pilot. It isn’t until you sit down to write in your journal that you realize you have gone off course. This course isn’t a good thing for you in your life right now.
It Help You Identify What You Truly Want
Do you ever feel stuck or like you aren’t on the right path, but don’t know why? Journaling can definitely help with that. This is related to the clarity we talked about but goes further than that. You are able to see what choices you have made, and why you have made them. Maybe at the time, it seemed like a good idea, but after a little more life experience, you realize it’s not actually what you want.
You Understand Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Everyone has different traits that make them who they are, including your strengths and your weaknesses. But being aware of them isn’t always easy to do. With a journal, you are completely honest with yourself, especially with stuff you would never admit to other people. It is in this honesty that you find your strengths and your weaknesses. You can then use them to grow as a person.
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