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Dear Diary . . . I know, you’re rolling your eyes already. Right?
When you were a teenager, you might have kept a diary hidden under your mattress. I know because I did! And mine also had a lock to make sure no one could read what I wrote lol
It was a place to confess your struggles and fears without judgment or punishment. It likely felt good to get all of those thoughts and feelings out of your head and down on paper. The world seemed clearer. Remember that feeling?
You may have stopped using a diary once you reached adulthood when we thought we're too cool for school. But the concept and its benefits still apply. Now it’s called journaling.
It's simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal is a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.
When I first heard about journaling, I was in a mastermind group with other female entrepreneurs and they were all saying how journaling every morning works wonderfully for them. Since I had a bunch of new notebooks I decided to give it a go to see if it would help me with my constant feeling of overwhelm. And, surprise! It actually did!
Not only with overwhelm but to take things out of my chest, things that sometimes I was ashamed of telling others, or feelings I felt guilty of having, my fears, my fails, and accomplishments, the list goes on and on.Journaling is no longer old-fashioned, or just for folks of a certain older-and-wiser age. It’s something you need to do — now
. Yep, it’s true. Journaling does more than just help you record your memories or find self-expression. It’s good for your health.What are some of the short- and long-term health benefits of putting pen to paper?
Reduces Stress. It's proven that journaling is the greatest stress management tool, even if you only do it for about 15-20 min a day three to five times over the course of 4 months period can be enough to lower blood pressure and improve liver functionality! And also, it will make you happier and less stressed. Try to make it a habit by doing it first thing in the morning, maybe while you eat breakfast or right before you get to work or as a pre-bedtime routine.
Keeps Memory Sharp. Journaling helps keep your brain in tip-top shape. Not only does it boost memory and comprehension, but it also increases working memory capacity.
Boosts Mood. Want more sunshine in your life? Try journaling. A unique social and behavior outcome of journaling is this: it can improve your mood and give you a greater sense of overall happiness and well-being.
Strengthens Emotional Functions. Related to mood is how journaling benefits overall emotional health: As journaling habits are developed, diarists become more in tune with their health by connecting with inner needs and desires. Journaling evokes mindfulness and helps writers remain present while keeping perspective. It provides a greater sense of confidence and self-identity. Journaling can help in the management of personal adversity and change, and emphasize important patterns and growth in life.
Ok, great. You get it: Journaling is good for you — physically, mentally, and emotionally.
But what if, like many of us, you find yourself stuck, staring fruitlessly at a blank page? Well first, ditch the guilt of not being consistent or instantly motivated. Simply start where you are.
This pack of 30 different journal prompts will guide you giving you a theme to write about every day. Studies say that it takes 21 days to create a habit, so if you use this pack for 30 days, you'll most definitely create a habit and start journaling on your own.