I once heard that you should appreciate your body because it's the only "home" you'll ever occupy. And one way of attending to the mind-body as home is to study it through the art of journaling.
To journal is an internal intake of the self. Some people use a journal as a vehicle for confession, confrontation, adoration, detachment, or any mix of spilling the mind's guts. Journaling may take the form of a daily habit, an occasional retreat, or a once-a-year attempt.