5 Health Benefits from Journaling
You may have heard about journaling, currently journal, or are looking to start. Here are 5 important benefits of a gratitude journal to help you take part, and find joy, in this self-care activity.
1. Stress Relief
Studies have proven the positive impact of journaling, which is why many psychologist refer this activity to patience that face stress, and anxiety. The physical act of writing out your thoughts, the time dedicated to self-improvement, and the ability to safely express yourself are extremely impactful on the body, and the mind.
2. Increases Clarity
If you’ve been having trouble making decisions, understanding the new version of yourself, or anything in between, utilize journaling to help you find clarity. Being able to see your thoughts creates a new perspective, almost like you can be on the outside looking in. Find mental peace on paper.
3. Emotional Balance
Emotions can leave us overwhelmed, and sometimes feeling helpless. Use journaling as a tool to find balance. You can simply jot down how you are feeling, list words to describe your emotional state, or write out happy memories or what you are grateful for. Watch your mood change with every journal session.
4. Enhances Memory
Releasing stress, anxiety, and emotions that cloud your better judgment can help your mental capacity. With journaling, you are able to free your mind up for what is important to you by releasing from your mind what is not.
5. Accomplish goals
It can truly be shocking to see all you can accomplish once you start journaling. The act of writing your goals, and the steps to get there, on paper gives yourself accountability and puts your dreams and aspiration in a physical form. Save some time to go back and reflect on the goals you wrote down and have accomplished to tell yourself “I knew I could do it.”
" The beauty of journaling is that there is no right or wrong way to do it."
Journaling is your time for yourself, your thoughts, and your intentions. Journaling is a deeply, personal experience meant for you. There’s no need to compare, or judge yourself, especially while practicing self-love and care through writing in your journal.
Find your voice in the pages you write on. Use Free Journal Prompts for guidance, write down what you are grateful for, or jot down whatever comes to mind. Just know, that these pages are for you.