Journaling has been seen to help release emotions and make sense of what’s going on in your life. It has also been seen to lower blood pressure and increase wellness.
There is no right way to journal, it can be used to write down thoughts and feelings, or to help solve any problems you may be facing. If you are facing an overwhelming issue, you can use a journal to break it down into smaller parts to better visualize tackling it one step at a time.
A journal can also be used as a time for reflection. Many people find it helpful to take time everyday and write down what they are grateful for. This time of reflection can allow for your mind to shift from the hassles of the day to gratitude. This reflection has been seen to lower stress, improve mood, and boost the quality of sleep.
Some helpful tips for getting started on journaling include:
● Try to write daily: Work journaling into your daily routine, and set aside a few minutes to relax and write down some thoughts.
● Make it easy: Keep a pen and paper handy throughout your day, this way when you feel like journaling you are free too.
● Write anything that feels right: There is no right or wrong way to journal, it’s a place to
discuss whatever you want without worrying about mistakes or others opinions.
● Use your journal as you see fit: This can be a personal place to write, or a way to share
your thoughts and feelings with those close to you.
The key to benefiting from journaling is doing what works best for you. It can lead to creating structure in your life if it feels overwhelming, or to have gratitude in the peaceful times. Your mind and body will thank you for the time to de-stress and wind down.