Journaling is the act of expressing your deepest thoughts and feelings by putting words to your inner life and then putting these words on paper.

William B. Salt II., MD


“Journaling is a mental, emotional and spiritual exercise that helps you build strong ’emotional muscles’ to deal with life’s difficulties and uncertainties.

In identifying your negative thoughts and beliefs and cultivating positive, healing ones in their place, journaling helps you discover your sense of purpose and meaning in life, as well as your relationship to a higher power.”

How to start Journaling

Thankfully, you don’t have to be particularly good at writing to benefit from journaling. Not only that, but you don’t even have to worry about things like grammar or spelling – none of those fussy details matter at all. What does matter is the attitude and intention you bring to journaling.

Are you interested in growing and learning more about yourself? Great! The desire to learn is the entire point of journaling. Therefore, as long as you’re sincere about discovering more about yourself, you’ve already succeeded!

When it comes to journaling, there’s nothing to master but your own ability to be self-aware.

How to start a Spiritual Journal (and why you should)

Learning how to start a spiritual journal is much different than keeping a regular journal. In fact, the slight change of intention in how you record your entries could completely change your state of mind, manifest new goals, and create a deeper sense of emotional well-being.

Whether you’re just beginning to consider writing in a daily journal, or you’re looking to add some new spice to your current entries, this article will show you how to start journaling to develop your spirituality.