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    Health Matters: 25 Reasons to Journal

    Why do people journal? The reasons are endless and usually very personal.

    Every night my grandmother used to write one or two sentences about what she did that day in her pocket calendar. Then, she’d pull out her calendar from the previous year to see what she did that same day a year ago. At the time I didn’t think of it as a journaling, but now I see that it was. And the reason she did this so consistently for decades was simply because it brought her joy.

    Your reasons for journaling will likely change over time as your practice evolves, but understanding the why behind your journaling can help you maintain a consistent routine.

     

    25 Reasons to Journal

    Journaling is personal. Everyone seems to have a unique reason for transcribing their thoughts onto paper. Maybe it just feels good to get it all out. Or maybe you’ve discovered journaling is an effective tool to help you move through challenging moments.

    As you consider your own personal reasons, here are 25 reasons to journal:

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    Health Matters: Journaling for Beginners

    If you’re new to journaling, you may be wondering where to get started. Many people feel awkward at first, or struggle with finding things to write about.

    One helpful approach is to embrace a...

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    Health Matters: Finding Your One Thing Through Journaling

    What is the “one thing” that, if you committed to doing it consistently, would have the biggest positive impact on your health?

    Exercising? Eating Healthy? Scheduling that doctor’s visit you’ve been...

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    Health Matters: Journaling for Whole Health

    When you hear the words “whole health” what comes to mind? Healthy food? Physical fitness? Getting enough sleep?

    Whole health is just one of many terms used to describe your overall health and...

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    Health Matters: Journaling for When You’re Worried About Your Health

    “You’re going to need a biopsy.”

    I hadn’t expected to hear those words. My head felt heavy as I tried to process the weight of what the radiologist had just said to me.

    It was just supposed to be a...

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    Health Matters: Halting the Hustle Through Journaling

    From side hustles to double-booked calendars, busyness has become the norm for many. While being passionate and committed to a goal can certainly provide a sense of meaning and purpose, it can also...

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    Health Matters: The Latest Health Benefits of Journaling

    Journaling has been widely recognized as a therapeutic form of self-expression, and many health benefits have been tied to the practice. As researchers and psychologists continue to study expressive...

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    Health Matters: How to Create a Personal Health Journal

    Do you have a health journal? A place to record the significant changes, milestones, and events that directly (or indirectly) impact your health and well-being?

    This article walks you through the...

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    Health Matters: Unclutter Your Mind with Journaling

    Cluttered minds create cluttered lives.

    Have you ever noticed how much harder life feels when your mind is weighed down with negative thoughts? Mind clutter can make it difficult to see things as...

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