Write to be more aware of your priorities and mental state

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Writing can be a mindful practice where you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings.

Your immediate priorities, thoughts, concerns, goals, short- and long-term tasks become laid out in front of you.

In addition to jotting down my daily happenings and thoughts in my journal/daily notes, I also track my mood (in Daylio; not sponsored).

Combining the two gives me a really good idea of my past mental states, thoughts, concerns, and life direction. I use this information to see how far I've come and what progress I've made with various goals. I also try to identify what grants me joy and value to my life.

Quite useful when I'm doing some life planning.

See other reasons for why I write everything down.

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