3 ways Journaling makes my life better

Ashton Shears
1 min readOct 31, 2021


I am a big fan of journaling. Here is why:

Clears my mind

Sometimes, I get stuck on a thought. Writing these thoughts in my journal helps me to understand them.

Let the thoughts remain in the journal.

Reflect on the past

Reading past journals always gives me insight. From vocabulary, I can see where my state of mind. From penmanship, the intensity of emotions.

Many journal entries elicit vivid memories.

Write down to-do lists

I like to keep my daily to-do list in my journal.

To-do list tip: Find one thing that is the most valuable to get done. I based this idea on the book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results.

The journey is one step at a time.

Those are 3 simple ways that my journals help me. I like to create my own custom journals, here is one of my latest: Journal with ‘One-Thing’ To-Do. Enjoy the day!