Journaling for Your Health

Clarifies your thoughts and feelings. Do you ever seem all jumbled up inside, unsure of what you want or feel? Jotting down your thoughts and emotions quickly get you in touch with your internal world.

Helps you know yourself better. By writing routinely you will get to know what makes you feel happy and confident. You will also become clear about situations and people who are toxic for you.

Reduces stress. Writing about anger, sadness and other painful emotions helps to release the intensity of these feelings.

Can help you solve problems. Typically we problem solve from a left-brained, analytical perspective. But sometimes the answer can only be found by engaging right-brained creativity and intuition.

Can help you resolve disagreements. Writing about misunderstandings rather than stewing over them will help you to understand another person’s point of view. And you just may come up with a sensible resolution to the conflict.

Your journaling will be most effective if you do it daily for about 20 minutes.  Write quickly, as this frees your brain from “shoulds” and other blocks to successful journaling.

Source: Psych Central