For many of us, the chaos of current events at home and in the world leaves us full of stress, anxiety, and worry. But no matter what keeps you from a restful night’s sleep, you do not have to be without peace.
Journaling reduces stress. An overabundance of stress can damage your physical, mental, and emotional health. Journaling is an incredible stress management tool. Journaling for 15-20 minutes a day three to five times over just a few months is enough to lower blood pressure and improve liver function. Writing about stressful experiences can help you healthily manage them. It can help you unwind and destress.
Believe it or not, writing can strengthen your immunity, decreasing your risk of illness.
Not only is journaling great for your health but it keeps your memory sharp. Keeping your brain in tip-top shape is important when it comes to your comprehension and increasing your working memory capacity.
Journaling can boost your mood. I read an article in Psychology Magazine that says journaling can give you a greater sense of overall emotional well-being and happiness.
As you journal, you’ll find ways to elaborate on your inner needs and desires. Journaling evokes mindfulness and helps writers remain present by keeping perspective. You might find that you are unlocking your full brain power as you journal and it engages right-brain creativity. Journaling truly fosters growth.
But how do you start? Many people wonder. Start where you are. If you need to initially, write a single line or detail what you had for one of your meals. Don’t worry about perfect punctuation, grammar or spelling. Don’t censor, just write. This is for you.
If you are looking for better sleep, health, peace, keep a journal.