• Helps you reflect.
  • Helps you mull over ideas you have generated; is there something that intrigues you? Something you would like to further explore?
  • Helps you focus your thinking.


Journaling is a way to keep a daily record of events or thoughts. By getting your thoughts out of your head and putting them in writing, you can gain insights you otherwise would not see. Journaling can be an excellent tool for problem-shaping and problem-solving, as well as a way to reflect and gain clarity.

Steps 1. Find a journaling medium that is right for you, either paper or electronic form.

Step 2. Decide what type or journal you are writing, or what type of journal it will be.

Step 3. Find a place and time to journal.

Step 4. Write. Write. Write.


  • Think about all the things you know in relation to your question/topic.
  • Try to identify one aspect of an idea that you would like to work on.
  • Try and journal regularly, journaling on a regular basis can be more productive.