20 Reasons Why You Should Journal (for 60 Days)

A consistent journaling practice has the power to change you in HUGE ways.

When done intentionally over a consistent amount of time, a 10 minute daily habit of journaling can offer you an incredible amount of clarity in life.

Answering daily journal prompts, practicing gratitude journaling and pushing yourself to be inspired by the process can change your life more than you probably realize.

TLDR: journaling for 60 days will leave you making power moves, being a carefree goofball, checking off your bucket list and living an unbothered life.

That is the power of a daily 10 minute journal habit!

Daily journaling gives you clarity into who you are and the world around you. It reduces stress and anxiety, makes you more creative and vulnerable and most importantly... it reminds you of how powerful you really are.

A recent study showed a journaling habit to be incredibly effective at empowering people to better deal with stressful, emotional and frustrating life experiences.

I'd say life is full of those experiences, wouldn't you?

The focus of a good journaling habit is asking 'why?'

Why do you do what you do? Why do you think what you think? Why do you want what you want?

When you push yourself to ask 'why' and you do it frequently and often multiple times for the same questions, you discover SO much about yourself..

  • what you deserve
  • what you're capable of
  • what is right/wrong for you.
  • who is right/wrong for you
  • what makes you happy
  • what motivates you

When you discover the answers to those questions, you become unstoppable.

That is why a 60 day journaling habit is your superpower!

Here are 20 reasons why you should journal for self improvement for 60 days.

1. It quiets your mind.

10 minutes a day can become a time of solitude where nothing else matters besides the pages and prompts in front of you.

2. It makes you vulnerable.

Vulnerability takes practice but once you start tapping into it, you'll realize how it has the power to set you free.

3. You discover your worth.

There's no better way to stand up for yourself and what you deserve than declaring it every day in writing.

4. You make better decisions.

Better future decisions come from recognizing your past and present tendencies and habits. Consistent journaling shows you this.

5. It improves your relationships.

Relationships are built on trust and communication. To be the best partner you can be, you first have to build that same trust and communication with yourself.

6. You discover what drives you.

What motivates you isn't always obvious. Journaling will reveal to you what matters most and why.

7. It empowers you to make peace with your past.

You can't become your best self until you make peace with where you've come from. Journaling empowers you to look your past in the eye and come to terms with it in a healthy way.

8. It makes you honest with yourself.

We are all hiding or ignoring something in our lives. Consistent introspection will reveal to you the things you hide even from yourself.

9. It makes you honest with others.

If you can't bring yourself to be honest with who you are, you'll struggle to be honest with others. Journaling empowers you to do both.

10. You find closure.

You can find closure for your past experiences and current insecurities and guilt. This comes in time with consistent introspection. 

11. You learn to not overreact or overthink.

Journaling is calming and reveals to you why you do what you do. Through consistent examination, you'll learn to be calm and deliberate in what you do and how to make better future decisions in your life.

12. It makes you less anxious.

Anxiousness comes when you aren't able to pinpoint a worry. Journaling breaks down each worry so you can approach them in a calm manner.

13. It's a judgement free zone.

Journaling is the ultimate safe space. When you learn to not judge yourself and be kind instead, you learn that it's the most powerful way to live.

14. It makes you realize how far you've come.

You've grown more than you realize and journaling shows you why and how. It makes you proud of who you are, where you've come from and where you're heading.

15. You realize how powerful you are.

You're more powerful and in control of your life than you think and journaling will show you just how true this is.

16. It makes your to-do list clear.

Journaling will show you the distance between who you are and where you want to be and will show you what you need to do to make that distance smaller.

17. It makes you more self aware.

Self awareness is the key to a happy and fulfilling life. Journaling is the ultimate tool to come to understand what makes you tick.

18. It makes you accountable to yourself.

When you break down the barriers inside you, you come to recognize what you're capable of and that becomes your north star. You realize that only you are in control of your mindset and what you do in life.

19. It makes you happy

It feels good to unburden yourself of the weight you're carrying. You'll feel more energized, optimistic and driven.

20. It becomes your super power.

The more self aware you become, the more you realize you can grow. That is your superpower.

If you want to start your journey of 60 days to becoming your best self, try the New Mindset Journal and you'll be saying to yourself "new mindset, who dis?"