Why Journaling Is Important

 Why Journaling?

Guided journals provide a pathway towards self discovery by asking you specific questions to reflect upon. If you’re feeling stuck on a blank page, a guided journal can help your thoughts and feelings flow as you think through a specific prompt. 


Guided journals with prompts help you get to know yourself in a safe space and allow you to process and understand your feelings more deeply as you write. Journaling can reduce your anxiety when done consistently. Additionally, guided journaling helps with overthinking and improves your emotional intelligence and memory. Guided journaling can reduce stress because writing down your feelings and experiences allow you to create structure around your thoughts and understand things from a different perspective. Journaling can regulate your emotions as it can be considered a form of meditation. 

Why reconnect with yourself?

When you start a consistent practice of reconnecting with yourself, your life starts to change. When you start connecting with yourself, you start to understand yourself more deeply and can make clearer decisions because you know yourself more clearly. Decision fatigue can lessen as you get clarity on what you want and need. Journaling is a great starting point that can lead to more confidence, less imposter syndrome, less anxiety, and more self-awareness.

Connecting with yourself on a consistent basis provides you with the tools to start paying attention to the things that make you come alive and the things that drain you. When you allow yourself to get clear on what is aligned and what is not aligned, you can move even closer to the things that make you feel good, and identify and move away from the things that fuel your anxiety.

How do you recommend someone get into journaling?

Grab a journal and try it out. Sometimes it’s easier to start when there is a bit more structure surrounding it. With something like the Me-est Me Journal, you can choose your own adventure - you can go in order of how the pages are laid out or bounce around between the prompts you feel called to answer. 

Some ways our founder recommends using the Me-est Me Journal:
  1. Start on page 1 and go from there
  2. Flip to a random page and respond to the prompt you land on, then flip to another random page and answer a new prompt
  3. Time block your journaling time: set a timer for 6 minutes and answer a prompt inside the Me-est Me Journal
  4. Grab a friend or partner and do the same prompts together