My brain is wired in a way that things make the most sense when they are put in writing. It's much easier for me to organize thoughts and ideas in written form. So I often recommend this method to others.
As I get older, I realize that not everyone's brain works in this way. For some, it is not easier to write everything down. They don't like to work through their issues in a daily journal. That's okay. Writing, while important, isn't for everyone.
I encourage people to try many methods to figure out what works for them. That may mean using speech to text for shopping lists and talk therapy to work through issues.