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Many people use journals to chronicle their lives, plan for dreams, and strategize goals for the future. For many, it is one of the most important success habits they do daily. You can use the power of pen and paper to strategize and create anything you want. Many successful people use this method to attract their dreams and goals. Others use it to overcome slumps and as a form of self-therapy. Check out these 12 great reasons to keep a journal:

To ponder and pen your big dreams. Your journal is an ideal place to write out all of your desires and dreams. If there were no limits, what would you want to become? Who would you want to meet? What would you have? Where would you go? Write it all down, describing in detail what your success looks like. With your intentions set, everything around you can begin to align to make even your biggest dreams possible. By doing this, you can begin to put the laws of success attraction into motion.

To get clarity. If you’re foggy about an issue, write it out. When you are unable to see a clear path in your life and business, it’s better to jot down all those thoughts swirling around in your head. Research shows that writing about an issue versus talking about it brings higher levels of self-esteem and happiness.

To help you solve problems. One of the most rewarding uses of your journal is problem-solving for your personal and professional life. Writing things out gives you the accurate perspective necessary to attract the right solutions.

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To chart what works. Getting your ideas, successes and even failures on paper empowers you to backtrack to see what’s working and what’s not. Consistently penning your life’s events gives you the insight to repeat what works and make adjustments where needed to live a rewarding life.

To track your past victories. What have you done well? On occasion, take a minute to celebrate those times and write when and where you have excelled in life. It’s easy to chronicle your every mishap, but also make it a point to note what’s going right in your life.

To plan and strategize. Your journal can be used for both short-and long-term planning. You can use it to work through specific strategies on how you will accomplish your goals. Plan everything from the week ahead to the entire year in your journal.