Journals have been used as tools, but also as conduits and friends. Journal-writing has been seen as a form of expression, therapy and even art for as long as it has existed. No matter what the age, era or time, this is an ever-green practice, but it’s a point to ponder that this is a practice that never died away.
What’s So Special About Journals?
There’s something very special about opening your journal, taking out your pen and scratching on paper. You may be making notes about a meeting or organizing yourself. The writing could also be about creative ideas you may forget later, or writing a haiku. You could be making a to-do list, or pouring out your feelings- but there’s something very liberating about a journal. A lot of common practices are dying away with the advancement of technology, but why has this old fashioned practice not died away?
The next thing that comes to our mind is- “Why is it special, then?”
Writing empowers you.
Why does the simple act of writing empower you?
Because writing journals lets you depend on no one but yourself. It lets you interact with yourself. It lets you reflect It evokes self-acceptance, when you write down, discovering exactly who you are and where you want to be headed. And in the end, you don’t need anyone else to tell you what to do. You don’t need help or advice. All you need is your pen, your journal and yourself.
These successful people used to write journals
Some great personalities like Leonardo Da Vinci, Marie Curie and Charles Darwin used journal writing to empower themselves. Journaling lets you be connected with yourself, your will power and your goals if you write about what you believe in, what you want and how you feel about it. It can also make you understand yourself and your relationships better, and lead a more self-aware and stable life.
With your journal, and more focus and mental clarity and a harness for all those brilliant ideas inside your head, nothing can really stop you! After realizing their true goals, most people actually break down all the steps they need to take in order to reach those goals. There’s nothing more exciting than reaching for your journal, ready to pour your heart and see how far you’ve paved the road to your dreams.