Writing in a personal journal is an excellent tool for self reflection, charting your progress, recording your daily experiences and thoughts, and identifying your goals, habit patterns, conflicts and gratitudes. It can help you express your thoughts and explore and clarify any issues you may be dealing with in a private way. (
Journaling as an Aid to Recovery: a good article covering the types of journaling with  examples of each, the benefits of a recovery journal and suggestions for writing your journal.

Updated May 23, 2018