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    ROUND-UP: The Scientific Benefits of Journaling

    There have been a lot of studies done on the benefits of journaling. It’s great not just for your mental and emotional health, but also for your physical health! “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” ~ Oscar Wilde For today’s round-up post, I’m sharing links to articles that will give you more information on the benefits you can glean from journaling:   Why should I bother journaling when I’ve already got too much on my plate?” The following facts may convince you. {The Health Benefits of Journaling, PsychCentral | read more…}   “…[Journaling is] a great tool for just allowing some new…

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    Sneak Peek: Into My Journal (02/06/2017)

    Here is yet another installment of the “Into My Journal” series, where I share a snippet from my own journal in order to show you the benefits of journaling, and to (hopefully) encourage you through the lessons I’ve been learning through my own writing. So, here is an entry from December 13, 2016: …It’s not like I don’t have any ideas on what to write — I have TONS of ideas!!! It’s just this dang fear… fear of my writing being “not good enough”, and fear of doing all the work and not getting anything from it (eg. comments). I guess part of that is impatience, too, as the longer…

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    Journaling: Why It’s Beneficial & How to Start

    If you have ever thought that journaling just isn’t for you, or you don’t think that you would get anything out of keeping a journal … or, heck, maybe you do want to start a journal, but have no idea how to go about it … this post is for you. I have been a journaler since grade school, when an older friend gave me my first diary as a birthday gift. Nowadays, journaling is a practice I can’t live without. There are so many benefits to keeping a journal! To name just a few of my own personal favorites: SELF-AWARENESS You can start to see patterns in your behavior,…