"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one"
Perception is reality so it stands to reason that the emotions, ideas, and feelings invoked through writing starts to form your reality. Journaling is a picture of your life.
So ask yourself. What picture am I creating for my future?
As I see it, we have three choice.
1. No writing - no future. You're floating with wherever the tide takes you whether it's good or bad. Most likely, it's somewhere between - a life of mediocrity.
2. Negative words of despair, self doubt, fear, agony. As you wish, you get. Your perception becomes your reality as one negative event follows the next. At least, you'll have more things to write about.
3. Positive word - Words of inspiration, hope, dignity, productivity and optimism. These word paint a Utopian image for the future for yourself and your family.
Remember, written words imbue a magic onto the page that are constantly casting spells onto our lives. So, sharpen your pencil and start writing your future today.