Journaling can be a powerful tool for the human mind, it gives us a chance to express and process events. Journaling can also help us gain new perspectives and improve our problem solving ability.
Here are the top 8 reasons why you should be starting a journal today:
1) It improves memory : Writing things down helps us remember them. When we journal about new understanding and epiphanies, they are more likely to stick to the future. Not only journaling boosts memory and comprehension.
2) Set & achieve your goals.A journal is a good place to write your goals, ambitions, aspirations and new year resolutions. By keeping them in a diary, you can monitor your progress and continue to focus on the next milestone.
3) It promotes self- awareness and mindfulness: Promotes happiness and a sense of wellbeing. Journaling encourages us to focus on our present thoughts and feelings.
4) It improves physical health : Research has suggested that regular journaling strengthens immune cells called t-lymphocytes.
5 ) It improves our sense of optimism: Regular gratitude journaling has been shown to promote greater optimism, enthusiasm and energy.Journaling can improve your mood and give you a greater sense of overall emotional well-being and happiness..
6) It improves our problem-solving abilities; writing helps us understand complex issues , see patterns and gives us a chance to reflect on solutions. It enhances our creativity: journaling is an opportunity for creative self- expression. Regular practice enhances our creativity across the board
7 ) It reduces Stress: stress can be damaging to your physical, mental, and emotional health. Journaling is an incredible stress management tool, writing about stressful experiences can help you manage them in a healthy way. Establishing journaling as a pre-bedtime meditation habit to help you de-stress.
If you’re new to journaling, the easiest way to begin is to find a time and place where you won’t be disturbed and just start writing.If you don’t know what to write about, here are some ideas:
Write about something (or someone) extremely important to you.
Write about three things you’re grateful for today — and why.
Write about what advice you’d give to your younger self.
Write about a current challenge you’re struggling with and possible solutions.
Write about 10 things you wish people knew about you.
Write about one thing you did this year that you’re proud of.
Write about 10 things you’d say yes to and 10 things you’d say no to.