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Journaling Basics

A journal is a space where you can write freely, whether you are tracking your food intake or remarking on your own feelings. People use journals for a variety of purposes, but a journal is always a private space where you can be honest with yourself. It can also serve as a useful stress reliever. Journaling with Penzu is free, secure, and offers a host of benefits.

Benefits of Journaling

There are plenty of reasons to keep an online journal or diary. Here are a few of the most popular:

  • Reduce stress—expressive writing has been shown to lower stress levels.
  • Improve your memory—regular diary writing can improve your short term memory.
  • Stay organized—keeping a journal such as a weight loss diary lets you maintain an organized record of your progress and journey.

Journaling Tips

Not sure how to get started with a free online journal? Here are some tips to get you going:

  • Keep a regular schedule so journaling becomes a habit.
  • Don't over think your entries—just write honestly
  • Add photos and other media to your entries to enhance them.

Using Penzu for Journaling

Penzu is a secure online place to create your diary. Because your journal is password protected, you can write freely without worrying that your work will be compromised. Best of all, because all you need is an internet connection to access Penzu, you can journal from nearly anywhere and your writing will never be lost. Gone are the days of misplacing your notebook and all of its important contents!

Types of Journals

If you don't think you're a good fit for journaling, think again. There are so many kinds of journals that there is bound to be one that fits your lifestyle. Penzu is great for these types of journals, and more:

Dream Journal

Dream journals are instrumental in fields as diverse as psychology, natural science, creative arts and advanced mathematics. What is your subconscious trying to tell you? Read more.

Prayer Journal

A prayer journal is a great way to communicate with God and foster a stronger relationship with your faith. Read more.

Reflective Learning Journal

Get started journaling by using these simple, effective templates for writing reflective learning journals to help you get the most of your diary writing. Read more.

Pregnancy Journal

A pregnancy journal helps you remember important information about your health and make better decisions while you're expecting. Read more.

5 Year Journal

A five year journal can help you remember the people and events that matter to you. Read more.

Bible Journal

Bible journals can provide you with a therapeutic way to better cope with everyday situations, understand your feelings and establish a connection between your life and the biblical content. Read more.

How To Create a Reflective Journal

A reflective journal is the perfect place to jot down some of life's biggest thoughts. Read more.

Travel Journal Guide

Travel journals are a place where you can write about trips you have taken, what you learned during and the experiences you had. Read more.