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:
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to share anything that you think is worth sharing.
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