Some of the most powerful people in the history kept comprehensive journals of their lives. These journals served two reasons: a permanent record for posterity and an emotional release for the people who wrote them. Even if you do not think you need, keeping a journal has great benefits that you can enjoy instantly. Here's why you may want to sit down regularly to write your thoughts and start a journal.
Even if you do not think there will ever be a documentary created that uses your journal, there are many reasons to keep one for yourself. You may want to leave something for your children to tell your story and what you achieved. Perhaps you are more practical, and want a way to harness your imagination. You can just use the emotional release that comes with writing. Anyway, these are all good reasons. Let's look at each one, and why they matter so much.