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Keeping A Journal

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The Nantucket Gate Blog is writing about writing this month! There are plenty of benefits to keeping a journal. Keeping a journal can help you manage stress, improve your self-confidence, and even help you heal. Writing every day can help you keep track and eventually reach your goals, and, of course, it’s a great way to remember your life, as well as keeping a record of what’s happening in the world. You can find a full list of the benefits of journaling at the Huffington Post

It’s important to know what kind of journal you would like to keep. Will your journal be focused on making and celebrating your goals? Will it be a line-a-day journal or an online journal? Will you use a pen and paper or a journaling app? While these decisions might seem off-putting the most important thing to keep in mind is this: do what makes you comfortable. You don’t have to follow any rules or commit yourself to write at a certain time every day (unless that’s what you want to do, of course!). You don’t even have to write every day. You can write every week, every month, or even once a year.

Journaling is very personal, and you shouldn’t feel constrained to writing about what you did or ate every day. Instead, write whatever you want. There are even online journal prompts to help you get your creative juices flowing. Just remember to keep writing. While it may seem boring to write about your everyday life, one day you’ll appreciate the record you have of your life and all of the memories behind it. 

We hope that this post has inspired you to start journaling if you don’t journal already. Perhaps you can visit your local bookstore here in Tacoma, WA to pick up your next journal. Whatever kind of journal you decide to keep — a dream journal, a daily journal, or a Five Year Journal — we hope that you keep writing!