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Why Journal Writing Is Such a Valuable Practice

"The habit of writing for my eye is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.” — Virginia Woolf Do you keep a journal? I’ve spent years writing in journals of various forms and it’s my favourite writing practice. In this short post, I explain why you should start one too. Top Tools for Journal Writing A notepad: you can’t beat the classics! Day One: a dedicated journaling app for Mac and iOS users Journey: a diary app for Android The Daly Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday: Packed full of journaling prompts, I keep a copy on my desk The Early Morning Pages by Julia Cameron: a guide to writing in the early hours A password-protected file: nosey-parkers, keep out! Onenote or Evernote: both are useful if you like tagging entries WordPress: you can password-protect your entries