A journal is something you write in every day. Hence, the name.
Keeping a journal is something that can make you a better writer. You’ll find ten reasons why at “10 Reasons to keep a writing journal.”
You may use a notebook to capture inspiration and ideas. A journal adds the element of reflection.
Use your journal to review the day
The day may have been crazy, but your journal is where you can make sense of it. Capturing your thoughts and insights in writing will help you deepen and sharpen them.
Use your journal to discover what you think and feel
Writing in your journal about your thoughts and feelings is a journey of self-discovery. The insights you develop will make your writing richer.