How Can Journaling Help Me?

How Can Journaling Help Me?

Journaling is an ancient tradition and it’s easy to overlook in the modern world. Studies are showing that journaling has a positive impact on physical well-being and can also help to decrease stress levels. Journaling is an easy way to order your thoughts so that they become less of a burden. In other words, it’s a way to release. Obsessive or racing thoughts can be overwhelming and it’s often hard to know what to do with them. When you journal, the words don’t necessarily need to be legible and it’s not important to worry about grammar or sentence structure. In fact, you can even scribble your thoughts onto the page as quickly as they come and throw the page directly into the trash when you’re finished. Writing through the pain can be a simple and easy way to release these thoughts from your mind and get some peace.

Journaling can help to clarify your thoughts and feelings. Often, it can be difficult to know exactly how we feel or what we’re thinking. Journaling is an easy way to come face to face with our thoughts so that they’re not overwhelming or confusing us. This, in turn, can help us to get to know ourselves better, as the process of writing feeling and thoughts down can often clarify our beliefs and attitudes. In addition to being an effect stress-reduction tool, as discussed above, journaling is an effective way to track your feelings, patterns, and beliefs. If you keep a regular journal, you can go back and look at the evolution of your thought patterns, which can be empowering and enlightening. Journaling is a simple tool that has many scientifically-backed benefits. It’s important to also note that journaling is a creative process and there is no right or wrong way to keep a journal.

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Kimberly James
kimberly@beachhousetreatment.com

I am the founder and owner of The Beach House Treatment Center, The White House, Indigo Ranch, Sweetwater Mesa and Beach House Center for Wellness, all in Malibu, California.