Journaling is an excellent way to practice self-study. It helps us to connect to the different aspects of our experience in a way that is new and refreshing. We begin to check in with ourselves on each level of the body and, over time, it helps us to stay focused on our path. Beginning a journaling practice by identifying your essential values will help you to build a firm foundation on which to stand. Journaling also reminds us to look closely at our relationship with ourselves. It teaches us to have compassion with our physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual bodies.