Reasons to journal:
Journalling creates a space between you and the problem and in this space solutions have room to grow.
It reduces the strength of fears, worries, anxiety etc.
A personal growth story, a place to document your own growth, a textbook of self discovery and self awareness.
A way to creatively problem solve and make effective decisions.
Most of our personal growth comes as a result of our errors and the problems and we can steps we can take to move forward.
If an idea is worth listening to and reading then it's worth capturing and writing down.
You are not going to be graded on your journal it is just for you, break any rules you wish to - be it grammar, spellings, pictures, diagrams, write and do what you want in it.
Glue in quotes, clippings, photos, pictures etc
Select a journal that looks and feels right for you, ruled or lined - you are putting your valuable thoughts into it spend money on it if you wish.
Journalling is a space to capture your ideas.
Flexibility in life is the key to success.
Always look for new ways to facilitate and accommodate new ideas.
Develop a journalling habit.
How many times do we think 'oh I must remember that' so write it down.
Keep it close by.
Journalling is a way for lots of little ideas to come together much like snowflakes come together to form balls and then snowmen.
But what about the things we don't write, what are the shadows we cast between the lines, do these also reveal who we are, can we learn from these too?
Record the date and time as a reference to look back on.
Treat it as an empathetic friend.
There are so many things to journal about and of course lots of ideas on the web.
Before you search for them though what are your passions, values, dreams, goals, hobbies, interests etc - first make a list that comes from your own head and heart. Make Stuff Up.