This is one of the most important habits to build for yourself improvement. There are at least three reasons why journaling is important:
It makes you find the lessons behind every experience
Perhaps this is not the case in the beginning, but once you make journaling a habit, your mind will automatically explore every possible lesson in your experiences. Rather than just being a passing event, every experience becomes a learning opportunity.
It encourages you to think through the lessons you learn
Journaling involves writing down the lessons you learn. To do that, you will have to get the gist of the lesson and put it in a concise form. That encourages you to think through the lesson so that you can truly get it. This will make the lesson sinks deeper into your mind and heart.
It helps you remember the lessons
First, the act of writing itself helps you remember the lesson. And second, your journal becomes a place that you can refer to in case you forgot the lesson.
As you can see, journaling is good for yourself improvement, not just for the end product but also for the process itself. So, if you haven’t done so, make journaling a habit of yours this year.
-by Donald Latumahina on life optimizer