Journaling is an amazing tool. Writing down our thoughts and feelings can help us create clarity, gain perspective and take action on important things in our lives. Journaling a powerful exercise that allows us to document and explore our inner world.
Studies have found that journaling can help combat depression and anxiety, increase focus, boost self-esteem and enhance problem solving skills. Our written words can be used as an outlet to release pent-up emotions and ideas without fear of judgement or embarrassment. Keeping track of goals achieved or milestones reached helps us become more aware of our progress over time. By writing out concerns or difficult experiences we can better understand ourselves, identify solutions, and find hope for the future.
It doesn’t matter what form of journaling you choose, be it traditional (in a book), blogging (telling the world) or video recording, each method has its own advantages. Whatever works best for you is ideal. You don’t need to write perfect sentences or craft an impressive narrative, you can simply start by writing everyday things you are grateful for.
The important thing is to make it a habit. Set aside time each day to assess your life and document your thoughts, feelings and reflections. Journaling offers many benefits that will lead to a healthier psychological state as well as an improved quality of life overall, so give it try!