November 16, 2018 2 min read

We all process thoughts and emotions from our experiences constantly throughout the day, but do you write those thoughts, emotions or experiences down? Do you keep a journal?

Some of the greatest minds in history and successful people of today kept a daily journal. Journaling is quite therapeutic for the mind, body and soul having a positive impact on one’s overall well-being. Some of the health benefits from journaling are improved mood, reduced stress, reduced depression, clarity in thoughts/feelings, stronger immune system and improved sports performance. Journaling is also a great way to get to know yourself better.

Scientific evidence supports that journaling provides other unexpected benefits. The act of writing accesses your left brain, which is analytical and rational. While your left brain is occupied, your right brain is free to create, intuit and feel. In sum, writing removes mental blocks and allows you to use all your brainpower to better understand yourself, others and the world around you.

When it comes to fitness and health goals, daily journaling can help you visualize and track your results. 

Benefits of Keeping a Daily Fitness, Food or Personal Journal:

  • Keeps You Accountable
  • Shows You Your Daily Habits
  • Makes Your Goals Seem Realistic & Attainable
  • Helps You Visualize What Works & What Does not Work
  • Proof You are Serious & Focused on a Goal or Task
  • Track Your Food/Meals and/or Thoughts - You Visualize "what you are ACTUALLY eating or thinking"
  • Track Your Results - Modifying when/where needed
  • Track Your Progress: Strengths & Weakness - Identify what "is or is not" working
  • Track Your Motivation - Positive results keep YOU motivated & inspired to reach your goals
  • Clarity in Thoughts & Emotions
  • Connect to Self-Expression & Creativity

As you work to incorporate journaling into your life, take it at a comfortable pace allowing room for kindness and processing/digestion of your over-all experience of journaling. Patience and consistency are crucial in forming new habits, so maybe begin writing three days a week, first thing in the morning or before bed.


Remember to LIVE each Day with…


Wisdom in Your Mind

Kindness on Your Breath

And Love in Your Heart



Jennifer Butler, E-RYT 500, YTRX 500


Author Bio: Jennifer Butler is a Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist and Health Coach who focuses on the principle concept “Art of Living Yoga”; whole and complete in mind, body and spirit.


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