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44 Journaling Quotes (BENEFITS OF JOURNALING)

15 Inspirational Quotes On Journaling to Inspire You to Write Daily (INTROSPECTION)

“I’ve been keeping a diary for 33 years and write in it every morning. Most of it’s just whining, but every so often there’ll be something I can use later: a joke, a description, a quote. It’s an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. ‘That’s not what you said on February 3, 1996,’ I’ll say to someone.”

David Sedaris
A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to “become”. It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember, and dream. - Brad Wilcox
A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to “become”. It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember, and dream. – Brad Wilcox
Writing is medicine. It is an appropriate antidote to injury. It is an appropriate companion for any difficult change. - Julia Cameron
Writing is medicine. It is an appropriate antidote to injury. It is an appropriate companion for any difficult change. – Julia Cameron
If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured, and unique individual, keep a journal. Don’t trust your memory. - Jim Rohn
If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured, and unique individual, keep a journal. Don’t trust your memory. – Jim Rohn
People who keep journals have live twice. - Jessamyn West
People who keep journals have live twice. – Jessamyn West
Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. - Natalie Goldberg
Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. – Natalie Goldberg
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
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
Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not. - Martina Navratilova
Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not. – Martina Navratilova
I love my journal as much as I love my phone. I find it to be a big part of my self-care to reflect on my day and write words that inspire me.
I love my journal as much as I love my phone. I find it to be a big part of my self-care to reflect on my day and write words that inspire me. – Franchesca Ramsey
Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time. - Mina Murray
Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time. – Mina Murray
Journaling is paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out. - Lee Wise
Journaling is paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out. – Lee Wise
A journal is your completely unaltered voice. - Lucy Dacus
A journal is your completely unaltered voice. – Lucy Dacus
Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell. - Louisa May Alcott
Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell. – Louisa May Alcott
Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding. - Jennifer Williamson
Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding. – Jennifer Williamson
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. - Anne Frank
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. – Anne Frank

7 Journaling Quotes to Encourage You (POWER OF JOURNALING)

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 Sharma
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 Sharma
Write hard and clear about what hurts. - Ernest Hemingway
Write hard and clear about what hurts. – Ernest Hemingway

“Because being CEO can feel lonely, I journal religiously as a way to express my thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. Looking back at earlier entries helps me reflect on challenges and celebrate progress and successes.”

Rana el Kaliouby
Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are. - Caroyln V. Hamilton
Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are. – Caroyln V. Hamilton
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. - Christina Baldwin
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. – Christina Baldwin
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. - Anaïs Nin
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. – Anaïs Nin
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. - William Wordsworth
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. – William Wordsworth

22 Motivational Journaling Quotes (BENEFITS OF WRITING)

I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. - Joan Didion
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. – Joan Didion
As there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write. - William Makepeace Thackeray
As there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write. – William Makepeace Thackeray

“Journal what you love, what you hate, what’s in your head, what’s important. Journaling organizes your thoughts; allows you to see things in a concrete way that otherwise you might not see. Focus on what you think you need to find in your art.”

Kay Walkingstick
In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. - Susan Sontag
In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. – Susan Sontag
Writing eases my suffering... writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence. - Gao Xingjian
Writing eases my suffering… writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence. – Gao Xingjian
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. - Flannery O'Connor
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. – Flannery O’Connor
I guess in my diary I’m not afraid to be boring. It’s not my job to entertain anyone in my diary. - David Sedaris
I guess in my diary I’m not afraid to be boring. It’s not my job to entertain anyone in my diary. – David Sedaris
If you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. - Madeleine L'Engle
If you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. – Madeleine L’Engle
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. - Maya Angelou
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou
Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory. - Jack London
Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory. – Jack London
A diary is useful during conscious, intentional, and painful spiritual evolutions. - Andres Gide
A diary is useful during conscious, intentional, and painful spiritual evolutions. – Andres Gide
If there was no other motive in view [except] to have the privilege of reading over our journals and for our children to read, it would pay for the time spent in writing it. - Wilford Woodruff
If there was no other motive in view [except] to have the privilege of reading over our journals and for our children to read, it would pay for the time spent in writing it. – Wilford Woodruff
Writing is my way of expressing – and thereby eliminating – all the various ways we can be wrong-headed. - Zadie Smith
Writing is my way of expressing – and thereby eliminating – all the various ways we can be wrong-headed. – Zadie Smith
I started writing a journal, and I was learning so much along the way. - Jay Leno
I started writing a journal, and I was learning so much along the way. – Jay Leno
What a comfort is this journal. I tell myself to myself and throw the burden on my book and feel relieved. - Anne Lister
What a comfort is this journal. I tell myself to myself and throw the burden on my book and feel relieved. – Anne Lister
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller
Journaling is a good way to help us to stop, take a step back and reflect on ourselves. - Journey Cloud
Journaling is a good way to help us to stop, take a step back and reflect on ourselves. – Journey Cloud
Journaling increases your self-confidence. It helps you look at far you've come and how you overcame previous seemingly 'impossible' obstacles. - Jeremiah Say
Journaling increases your self-confidence. It helps you look at far you’ve come and how you overcame previous seemingly ‘impossible’ obstacles. – Jeremiah Say
Journaling helps you to see and appreciate how strong you are within. - Jeremiah Say
Journaling helps you to see and appreciate how strong you are within. – Jeremiah Say
If you want to practice or improve your conversational skills, the best thing to do is to start a journal. - Jeremiah Say
If you want to practice or improve your conversational skills, the best thing to do is to start a journal. – Jeremiah Say
The benefits of keeping a journal is that you can record all of your ideas in one place anytime and at anywhere. - Journey Cloud
The benefits of keeping a journal is that you can record all of your ideas in one place anytime and at anywhere. – Journey Cloud
Writing down your feelings help you to “brain-dump” your anxieties, frustrations and pains on a journal. - Journey Cloud
Writing down your feelings help you to “brain-dump” your anxieties, frustrations and pains on a journal. – Journey Cloud

Conclusion: The Power of Journaling (IMPORTANCE)

Writing down my thoughts is one of the habits that changed my life. It helped me set and achieved goals and keep my thoughts organized.

I started journaling after reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (during a period of my life when I needed it most).

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.”

Hal Elrod

Reducing stress was the main motivator for starting a daily journal but I didn’t know that starting a journal could also improve my health and immunity.

Ever since I started penning down my thoughts 4 years ago, I haven’t seen a doctor. I feel happier and am more optimistic about life.

If you want to boost your mood and have better memory then starting a journal could be incredibly helpful. There are also many positive ‘side-effects’ of journaling such as having better creativity and clarity.

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