Besides the creative writing and other benefits of keeping a journal, there’s the safety valve aspect touched upon in this article. Here’s the perfect solution to getting something out of your system. Write it down. Relieve your frustration. Tell the world how you feel. The difference between compiling a journal and social media or email is that when you’re through, you can’t accidentally post a diatribe or hit Send. In that sense, keeping a journal is a career-saver.