We live in a world that is all about achieving instant or quick results with minimal effort. Because of this microwave society, most people will be likely to quit on their long-term goals before they ever reach them. This is exactly why setting short-term, daily goals is important. Setting short term goals helps you to stay on track and to keep moving forward, setting new goals, and growing your level of patience for larger, more long-term goals.
Journaling can help you heal. Whenever you put pen to paper, while you’re upset, you are releasing the pain. If you’ve ever written down how you were feeling, after a heavy experience, you may have discovered that you felt a little better, lighter, after doing so.
Unless I’m super old and telling my age right now, you remember when your teacher used to make ill-behaving students go to the board (or pull out a sheet of paper) and write one sentence one hundred times. S/he probably meant it to be a punishment, but the psychological effects of this activity were bordering on positive.