Keeping a daily diary in your health journey is one of the best techniques for discovering patterns, particularly those that are self-defeating. Journaling over the course of several months, will clearly show any reoccurring difficulties like overeating, stress eating, and fitness choices that may be slowing up progress. Writing gives your right brain, food for creative problem-solving. It’s amazing what happens when the creative part of your nature starts working on a goal. You’ll soon find solutions bubbling up from your subconscious.