Keeping a journal was something that I had neglected for many years. However, when I started blogging, I asked myself why not journal again? This is indeed a great decision that I’ve taken! Read my blog post to see how journaling equips you in planning for success…

1. Achieve goals

I make use of daily journaling to achieve my set goals! It helps me to monitor my progress and see when I need to go back on track (so that I don’t derail from my milestones). Journaling will keep you focused on what you want to achieve with long-term benefits.

“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.” – Robin S. Sharma

2. Aspects of life

Journaling will bring you many benefits. You can use it as you want to, to see progress in any aspects of your life that you’re determined to improve and work on. Set and track your personal, professional or any other types of goals. You may even instead choose to record daily life events, thoughts of gratitude, ponder on ideas in your mind and more.

3. Life purpose

Knowing your ‘why’ or ‘raison d’être’ is key to achieving what you really want to. The life goals that you set for yourself, need to be reflected on. This way you put in hard work and precious time, only on the things that you truly want to accomplish!

8 benefits of journaling for your success, Tips from Sharvi.

Photo courtesy Canva. 8 benefits of journaling for your success, Tips from Sharvi.

4. Intentional living

When you journal about the right goals for yourself, you ensure that you’re moving in the right direction. Intentional living involves knowing/thinking about what you truly want to achieve.

“My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments.” – Christa McAuliffe

5. Emotional Quotient (EQ)

When you spend time expressing yourself on paper, you’re aware of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You understand and accept them, thus, can take calculated actions! With better EQ, you can work on harnessing relationships that matter to you, both in your personal and professional life.

6. Be accountable

With the habit of daily journaling, you hold yourself accountable for how you’re progressing towards your set goals. Think of it as business reporting! You need to answer about your results and improve upon what’s not quite up to the level.

7. Analyze situations

You’ll be better equipped to analyze matters in a rational way. This, in turn, will help you to act in a wise and informed manner. You can then better avoid misunderstandings and future regrets. You’ll make the most of handling situations and avoid blunders!

8. Mindfulness

Reflecting upon your thoughts, feelings, and emotions before acting has mental health benefits. Meditation and journaling go hand in hand. Include both in your daily routine and live mindfully!

“Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.” – Natalie Goldberg

There are various ways that you can choose to journal. You may prefer a traditional pen and paper notebook, use online apps, or illustrate… feel free to be creative. Choose the most convenient and interesting way that suits your personality!

8 benefits of journaling for your success, Tips from Sharvi.
Image courtesy Canva. 8 benefits of journaling for your success, Tips from Sharvi.


To sum up, journaling has diverse benefits. It helps you in every aspect of your life. Journaling is a perfect ally that can assist you in your quest for success (if you make good use of it)! Do you have any tips to share? Please do so. Thank you!!

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Quote by Robin S. Sharma

Quote by Christa McAuliffe

Quote by Natalie Goldberg

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57 thoughts on “8 benefits of journaling for your success

  1. Yeah, I think you might be right! I’ve also neglected journaling for quite a while, but no more. It will be my first task for tomorrow morning! Thank you for this post, it was enlightening.

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  2. I have been journaling since last 10 years. And believe me without it I won’t be doing half the things. It helps me to focus and achieve my goals timely.

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  3. I began journaling at the start of the year but I stopped as I didn’t make it a priority. But apparently my life needs it and been journaling recently more and more.

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  4. I admit I haven’t been journaling in the traditional sense so much in recent years, between the time constraints of work + parenting as my kids get older (it’s hard to find chunks of time for private writing that doesn’t eat into sleep or time with my hubby!) – But I agree it’s super for mindfulness. And many of the long-term planning goals etc that you mention, I now do in my bullet journal instead – so I guess I’ve just shifted the type of journal I’ve been using the most in the past few years 🙂

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    1. Emotional Quotient Is a great way of defining my Journaling! I’ve recently made the decision to do a minimum of three days a day and it has made such a difference in my mental state.

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  5. I think it is great. I’ve done journaling when I was in high school and had to stop just got so busy with life. When I see and read my journals before it brings a smile on my face. I might stary journaling again 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I’ve seen so much about journaling lately, and it’s something I just haven’t gotten into yet. I want to start in a few weeks, once my boys go back to school and are both in full time so I have more time to myself.

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      1. Sharvina, I should explain I have a different perspective. I’m nearly 80 and I have achieved a great deal, and although I did work hard it never seemed to require much effort. It was a joy. I didn’t have goals but just did what I loved. Perhaps we are saying the same thing. Thank you for the insights.

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