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Top 10 Reasons to Keep a Journal

Today I received a newsletter from LDS Living with a list of reasons why we should keep a journal. I decided immediately that the reasons are worth sharing  🙂


10. Journaling helps exercise writing skills and explore talents.

9. Journaling is a simple and easy task that provides an invaluable source of history to look back on.

8. Recording life experiences helps to know oneself better.

7. Recording personal trials and emotions can reduce stress and help in the healing process.

6. Keeping a record of daily events, facts, and feelings can enhance intuition and creativity.

5. Recording daily occurrences and personal feelings helps foster personal growth.

4. Looking back at personal experiences can help when analyzing situations and solving problems.

3. Daily journaling sets an example for children and other family members to follow.

2. A journal captures a life story for oneself and for posterity.

1. Keeping a journal helps you see how God has touched your life.

I started my journal again (after a 3 year absense of one) after hearing President Eyring’s encouragement in the October 2007 Conference (“O Remember, Remember“). In his talk, he is encouraging us all to remember the love and kindness of God, and his way of doing that for himself (and later, his children) was by keeping a journal of spiritual experiences. His talk inspired me, and since then I have been better at writing a small entry every week.

It’s not to late to start! Happy writing!


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