I started journaling about 3 years ago after reading an article about all the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal. At the time I was in a place of focusing a lot of time and energy on what I was unhappy with in my life. The idea behind the article was "like attracts like." If we can shift our attention to what we are grateful for then a whole new world opens up and we begin to realize we have an abundance of things to be grateful for. So of course I started with the usual suspects, no-one in my family had any life threatening illnesses, I had a roof over my head, etc. And then I quickly realized each day, even bad days there is always something to be grateful for! Even if it was just that delicious coconut latte I had during my lunch break at work. Then without me even thinking about it my journaling expanded from writing just one thing a day I was grateful for to writing about my anxieties and things I was struggling with. Writing my thoughts and feelings became so therapeutic andhelped me calm my mind. I don't journal every day, and sometimes don't pick it up for weeks. But I usually keep my journal by my bed so it's there if I feel called to write. I like thinking of my journal as a best friend that will never betray you. Hope this gives you a little something to think about if you're curious about journaling.