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Start a Journal in 2019

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Writing does your mind and soul good, so start a journal this month, whether you’re starting a new year or you simply want to refresh your critical thinking and creativity skills for work or everyday life. We suggest journaling!

There are plenty of benefits to keeping a journal. It can help you manage stress, it can improve your self-confidence, and it can even help you heal, emotionally, from life’s struggles. Writing every day can help you keep track of and eventually reach your goals, and, of course, it’s a great way to remember your life. Learn more about 10 surprising benefits of journaling at the Huffington Post.

First, know what kind of journal you’d like to keep. Will it be focused on making and celebrating goals? Will it be a one-line-a-day journal? An online journal? Will you use pen and paper, a journaling app, or another online resource? When deciding the answers to these questions, the most important thing to keep in mind is to 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 you want to). You don’t even have to write every day. You can write every week, every month, or even once a year. Just decide what works for you and what you actually enjoy so you will do it and love it.

Journaling is personal, and you shouldn’t feel constrained to writing about what you did or ate every day. Write whatever you want or find online journal prompts to you get your creative juices flowing. Just remember to keep writing. If you need ideas, try to find something meaningful each day. While it may seem boring to write about the ins and outs of normal life, one day you’ll appreciate the record you have of your life and all of the memories behind it.

We hope this post has inspired you to start journaling if you don’t already. Remember to visit your local bookstore here in Lakeway, TX 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!

Do you keep a journal? What are your tips for it? Leave your advice with the rest of The Mansions at Lakeway apartment community in the comments. Thanks for reading!