The Benefits of Journaling – Why & How We Should Continue To Do It

https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2019/How-to-Use-Journaling-as-a-Coping-Tool

One of the many fun activities for calming the mind and easing the emotions is journaling. As a result, journaling has been shown to help people improve their mental and physical health. Journaling has several benefits, one of which is the power to change our attitudes toward our emotions. Making it a habit, on the other hand, may be more challenging.

Improves the Immune System

The American Psychological Association has collated a number of studies that demonstrate that journaling can boost immune function, by lowering stress levels. Furthermore, new research suggests that journaling can help to inhibit negative and trauma-related thoughts, which has a significant impact on the immune system. As a result, writing lends structure to your worried feelings and aids in their resolution.

Reduces your stress and anxiety

Putting your ideas on paper can help you discover unpleasant thoughts and beliefs, that aren’t necessarily true. As a result, you start to recognize your own daily patterns of behavior and attitude. Journaling, in an age where we are mostly consumed by social media, can help you step back and actively connect with the ideas you meet, as well as have the capacity to convert specific emotions into words, to further have a deeper knowledge of them.

Journaling improves your communication skills

Writing a journal improves one’s communication abilities, and allows you to explain your sentiments to others, as well as yourself. As a result, you can rant and not keep your feelings and thoughts locked up. It’s a terrific way to categorize your own thoughts, and get to know yourself even better.

How do you make journaling a habit?

Another crucial aspect of the journaling process is consistency. However, it is critical to recognize that this procedure must become part of one’s daily routine. However, the issue remains: would you be brave enough to sit down with yourself and have an open and honest discussion? Would you be willing to familiarize yourself with your innermost feelings? Those two questions are critical, and will aid in the process of developing a habit of journaling. As a result, dealing with your emotions and sentiments may just be the type of drive you require, so find that drive, and let it fuel you.

WE SAID THIS: You can now start journaling and make it a habit on your own, and we guarantee that your mental health will noticeably improve!

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