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If I had one chance to go back and do something over again, it would easily be hands down to start journaling sooner.

Journaling is more than just writing, it’s about reflecting on your thoughts, feeling, goals and your progress in life. Nothing has shown me just how much I have grown personally more than reading old journal entries, and I still painfully regret not starting sooner.

I had heard the advice multiple times as a kid, but why did I need to journal? It was too personal, seemed to provide little to no value, and most detrimental to childhood me, it looked like a complete waste of time. Looking back now, journaling has really motivated me and it forced me to think about what I can be doing differently to fulfill my goals. The more time I spend journaling, the more I truly see the value of it.

I only wish I had started sooner.

I have been encouraging my family, friends, and co-workers to journal, tell them all about the benefits I have seen personally from it, and of course tell them my only regret.

That I had started sooner.

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