Building confidence takes a lot of work. It requires tenacity and the willingness to be and do better for yourself. You deserve to be able to stand up for yourself. You deserve to be able to do things confidently without the fear of someone criticizing your decision or choices. Luckily, journaling can help you get to feeling that you can actually achieve these things.

Journaling can do so much more than just operating as an avenue for you to channel feelings you may not be willing to share with others. It can help you build your self-esteem and confidence.

  1. Journaling encourages you to bare your mind-this is one of the principal advantages of using a journal. The self-reflection allows you to relive your day and get into the nitty-gritty of finding who you are. More often, the more you write, the more your thought process flows, and you can rationally put your feelings into words.
  2. Put perspective on issues-sometimes, all you need to see another angle of a problem is to jot it down and take another look at your attitude. With a journal, you can write things from your point of view while mentally considering the point of view from others. It really can be that easy.
  3. Mindfulness Practice-a journal teaches you to be mindful. It helps you understand the importance of taking things bit by bit and focusing on what is of utmost importance in the present. If you find it challenging focusing, diligently using a journal can help you learn the art of mindfulness.
  4. Openness-akin to the point on journaling helping you to bare your mind, keeping a journal encourages you to be open and honest with yourself.

As is with other ventures in life, confidence-building takes time, and it takes effort. While the few benefits listed above can encourage you to get a journal, you need the discipline to make this work as effectively as it should.