The journal is an organisational tool. It enables clarity and the wherewithal to organise thoughts, dreams, aspirations and goals. The journal will permit this even if you as writer may not be doing it consciously. The journal will organise your thoughts and goals and set them in place for the forthcoming day's work and activity. The journal is there to put parameters around things; by its nature the journal will set boundaries. It keeps your plans corralled together in a set place. That's where plans are meant to be - in a place set aside for them where they can take the air, recreate, rest and play. In the morning your plans can migrate to the open plains, watched and released under the careful loving eye of the herdsman.