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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping a Journal

Even if you don’t see yourself as a journaler, the habit comes with powerful benefits

An illustration of a messy desk with an empty lined journal.
Illustration: Kyle Griggs

Writing down your thoughts is a simple act with powerful effects.

Over the years, a wealth of scientific research has extolled the benefits of “expressive writing.” It has been shown to…

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Anna Goldfarb

Anna Goldfarb

Writes about relationships and pop psychology for The New York Times, Vice, and more. Author of “Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through.” Lives in Philly.

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