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The practice of keeping a journal has fallen out of favour in recent years. Here at My Own Notepad, we think that’s a minor tragedy. Of course, some would argue that journal-keeping hasn’t been abandoned; it’s simply been replaced by blogging and writing on social media. However, we believe that nothing can truly replace the practice of keeping a journal. If you’d like to revive the practice, it’s worth noting that our personalised notebooks make great journals. But why should you consider starting a journal? What exactly are the advantages of this form of writing?

1. Privacy

A journal is a deeply private, personal way of recording your thoughts. You can write things in a journal that you would never write on social media... or anywhere else for that matter. Writing a journal is a great way to explore and work through your thoughts and experiences in private. Because journal entries are so personal, simply writing them can have a big affect on you. Writing about positive experiences can retroactively enrich them. Even writing about negative experiences in a journal can help you come to terms with them.

2. Thoughtfulness

Writing about your thoughts and experiences by hand in an old-fashioned journal can encourage you to write more carefully. As a result, journal entries can often be beautifully-written and emotive. When you settle down to write a journal entry, you can create a genuinely valuable and inspired piece of writing.

3. Memory

Of course, the best reason for keeping a journal is also the simplest: it allows you to record your memories in a high-quality book that you can keep for years. When you write a journal, you are writing the story of your life and you can look back on this story whenever you like.

Writing a journal is a private and thoughtful process that helps you create memories that will last a lifetime. Our personalised books are the ideal receptacle for your journal entries because you can make the cover as personal as the contents. If you’re ready to start your journal, check out our products page ( today.

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