Keeping a journal does not have to be a pen/pencil and a book. I find it incredibly difficult to hand-write anything for any length of time. So, I keep my journal on my computer. Not a blog, although I have those, too, but just a folder on my computer that only I have "rights" to. Hopefully, no one will ever read it or it will only be read when I am gone. It helps me pull stuff out of myself and write it down, I re-read to see if I made sense...and sometimes edit, when I don't think I'm accurately expressing how I feel about things.
Another valuable tool is to re-read older entries. You'd be surprised to see how you felt about something in the past and how your own attitudes might have changed.
All in all, keeping a journal, in whatever form it takes, is a valuable tool to improving yourself and finding your balance and center in this world. Good luck!
- 12/18/2012 2:48:11 PM