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Discover yourself through your Journal!

Team StoryWeavers|September 10, 2019, 12:35 IST| 126

American author Ernest Hemingway once said: “I aim to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” Hemingway won a Nobel Prize for his writings. While all of us may not win a Nobel, none of us want to refrain from expressing our thoughts and feelings. 

And, what if we told you that journaling will help you do this better than you do it now. 

What is Journaling?

Bestselling author Lucia Capacchione in her book, The Well-Being Journal: Drawing upon Your Inner Power to Heal Yourself, writes: “A written record of our thoughts and feelings is called Journaling. There isn’t any rule or framework for it. A lot of people make Journaling as their daily routine since it helps one in learning about themselves in different situations and tracking everyday life.”  

While journaling can be fun and relaxing, it also has many benefits associated with it!

“The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.” 

                                                                      — David Hare, English playwright, film director, and screenwriter 

Types of Journaling

Well, there’s no hard and fast rule to journaling. Based on what you use it for, journaling can be classified into the following types:

  1. Feelings Journal: As the name suggests, you write about your feelings in the feelings journal. For instance, you can write what makes you happy, sad or what are your fears, ambitions, etc. You can even draw anything that you feel like!
  2. Vacation Journal: This is quite similar to the scrapbook idea, we spoke about. In a vacation journal, you write about your vacation experiences. You can get your whole family involved in this project and its lots of fun.
  3. Bullet Journal: If you love making lists, this is the thing for you. You can compile all your lists together in this journal so that you don’t have to go looking for them anywhere. There’s a good chance your mother might have one such journal. This journal helps you to become more organized.
  4. Nature Journal: Given the rapid changes in the environment, you can maintain a nature journal, wherein you can write anything about your surroundings, flora, and fauna. You can also draw pictures of insects/birds/animals etc that fascinate you, describe sounds that you hear, glue down leaves or other interesting bits from nature.
  5. Dream Journal: It is a human tendency to forget our dreams. Dreams, sometimes, have some hidden messages in them. It is never a bad idea to write down one’s dream. You can do so by keeping a dream journal by your bedside and write as soon as you wake up.

“Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down.” 

                                                                     — Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, and motivational speaker

So now that you know so much about journaling, grab your pens and begin on your journaling journey today. Let us know your experience in the comment section. 

About the Author

Charu, a feminist and an accidental writer, is yet to master the art of writing about herself. Always curious to learn new stuff, she ends up spending a lot of time unlearning the incorrect lessons. She enjoys all sorts of stories – real, fictional, new, old, hers and would love hearing yours too. Feel free to ping her at to share anything that you think is worth sharing.

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May 31, 2020

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May 22, 2020

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December 25, 2019

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Loved reading this
So informative and has been well written


October 6, 2019

I am Upasana. Thank you Byjus for giving such a great idea to know about ourselves and our environment. I will definitely try it. I am very much interested in flora and fauna and also in the environment. Thanks once again.


October 2, 2019

I had been doing journaling since u have told , it makes me feel so light , thank u byjus team ❤️?


September 29, 2019

It is very beneficial for my child

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September 26, 2019

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Thanks a lot .

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September 25, 2019

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September 24, 2019

I had always done journaling since class 3

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September 23, 2019

good one


September 22, 2019

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September 22, 2019



September 20, 2019

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September 20, 2019

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Ved Sinha

September 19, 2019

I can’t understand what is it about , what to do for doing that?

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September 18, 2019

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September 17, 2019

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September 17, 2019

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September 16, 2019

I used to write about my feelings in a journal…I ♥ journaling

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September 16, 2019


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September 15, 2019



September 15, 2019

I’m already doing this. This can help a person to improve their vocabulary and English. One should really try it.

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September 15, 2019

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September 15, 2019

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September 15, 2019

Excellent idea of making a Journal


September 15, 2019

I love to read story books and novels too!!
Also I love to play skatting.

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September 14, 2019

I love singing and enjoy it the most.
I am also interested in badminton.
I am a state level badminton player

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September 14, 2019

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September 14, 2019

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September 14, 2019

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September 14, 2019

Is there any difference between dairy writing and journaling ??????

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September 14, 2019


Samiksha Kahali

September 14, 2019

Yup! Journaling is really good nd I would give it a try! But my hobby is singing but I’ll worth it trying?

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September 14, 2019

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September 14, 2019

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September 14, 2019

i have written a journal that is a combination of a ream journal and a feelings journal


September 14, 2019

It was a very good experience for me in making a bullet journal… Thanx a lot byjus.. making a journal also refreshes r mind.. I have also included a mood tracker.. Which will help me to know that how was my mood in every month..

Swagatika Mohapatra

September 13, 2019

I felt very good after writing.Thanks.


September 13, 2019

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September 13, 2019

Dear byjus I am writing a journal for 3 years.Thanks for the tips


September 13, 2019

New experience

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September 13, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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Pictroal summary thanks a lot


September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

Wonderful… I’ll definitely start writing

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September 12, 2019

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Zainab UL Ghazali eifa

September 12, 2019

What’s the difference between a diary writing and a jornaling . please do tell me I am very confused


September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

Thank you Bijus. I have started my journal……. after reading this.

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September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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September 12, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

Yes! I live writing journals. I have started writing journals since year 2016 and I am having 4 journals with me till now.

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

Hi in journalism we know that finding of new things and more knowledge

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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I’ll also start making journaling into reality….


September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

I’ll try this!


September 11, 2019

Very good explanation of journaling. I encourage my kids towards this.


September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

Wow it was fun

Sanika Chavan

September 11, 2019

I have my own journal but I have never made it so specific about the things like – vacation journal ,etc
Now I will make specific journals to record my memory

Sukish ravi

September 11, 2019

It is nice explanation and a nice summary. Thank you byjus


September 11, 2019

Is it a kind of a contest?
If it is then where is the necessary information?

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September 11, 2019



September 11, 2019

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Shruti satardekar

September 11, 2019

I like the idea but actually I have complied all types of journal in one book .it really feels realxed after expressing ourselves.thanks for this wonderful thought.?


September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

Wow I do write feeling journal it’s really fun and most exciting when u refer it you can literally fill it wth your creativity


September 11, 2019

I have started writing a journal ?
Thank you so much for you advise

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

I am manas Poojary started to write my dream journal.
Thank you BYJU’S for giving me wonderful explanation about writing a journal.

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September 11, 2019

It is an incredible platform for all the students to learn and fall in love with learning


September 11, 2019

In ancient times some scholars use to read what they had written in their books one person asks sir I had doubt that this book had written by you only but why to read it again then the scholar replys suppose you had created the sea . Stand on one boundary of the sea and throw a stone will it goes to the other boundary of sea. If i wrote a book the knowledge in my mind will not be sufficient and it cant cover all the topics that I written in my book

Prateksha and Akshavikaa

September 11, 2019

Awesome way to improve ourselves.??


September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

I do this all the time


September 11, 2019

Does anyone know the princess diaries is a journal of Mia Thermopolis


September 11, 2019

If you learn something it doesn’t matter if you express and put it on paper then you will be the topper


September 11, 2019

I like it and also I love journalism

Parth Rananaware

September 11, 2019

My hobby is drawing tell me about that please

Prerana jagtap

September 11, 2019

Thanxs imformation


September 11, 2019

What is difference in dairy writing and journaling

Afifa Kaisar

September 11, 2019


Adwesha Patel

September 11, 2019

Hi bjyu’s.Actualy I have already started journalling before only and its actually very very fun to do it . Through journaling you get to know so many things whether its about knowledge or about yourself you also get to discover yourself very deeply . I actually have two journals one based on my idols that is BTS and the second one is based upon myself , my feelings , facts , jokes and some randome things which I like to do . So I would like to tell that journaling is actually a good thing which you should do ateleast once in a weak if you don’t get time.


September 11, 2019

I love really helps you to organise.


September 11, 2019

Thanks Byju’s for such a great information ???


September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

This is a best way to keep our thoughts, dreams, memories
With us forever.

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September 11, 2019

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explanation . It is very good app
for students

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September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019

How can I access this

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September 11, 2019


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September 11, 2019

Its simple and good explanation and with a good pictorial summary.Thanks a lot.


September 11, 2019

I am the parent of J.D.Abishek Singh.I have started my journey in journaling.Thank you Byjus


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