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Benefits of Journaling

with Dana Wood

4. You recommend journaling. Can you sum up some of the benefits, and why it’s a good idea to take a few minutes a day for it?

a mom outside writing in her journal

Keeping a journal is a real stress reliever. It’s a place to just be really open and put down your private thoughts. A lot of times we don’t even tell people what’s really going on in our minds. I love using journals to look back on things, too. Even if you went through a rough patch, you can look back and say “I made it!” Putting pen to paper really helps you work through it. I also love the idea that if you write it down, it will happen. It’s kind of profound and helps you gain clarity on what you want out of life.

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