Journaling is so much more than just an act of putting your thoughts on paper. Personal journaling can actually have a lot of benefits for your physical and emotional well-being. Whether you journal when you have an idea, when you vent out your emotions or when you recall memories, these lead to some of the many benefits of journal writing.
Here are just some of the benefits you can get when you get into the practice of writing your own journal.
Bridge your inner thinking with outer events. In the fast-paced world we live in today, sometimes too many things happen at the same time that we lose the opportunity to properly dwell on these events and process how they affect us. Oftentimes, it’s only left in our minds and as a result we lose the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons as well. Journaling gives you an opportunity to stop and really feel and think about the events that have happened and process your real emotions. And in writing down your emotions and inner thoughts, you not only put your thoughts onto paper but you are also strengthening your memory and learning.
Helps to heal the past. Journaling can also aid in the healing process. When we’ve been hurt we tend to bottle up our emotions which actually makes it harder to forgive and heal the wounds. The more you write about what you feel towards what happened the more you are allowing your mind and heart to accept the things that you can no longer change. You expose yourself to deeper emotions in your own space and in a safe way until the pain goes away.
Exercise your mental muscles. When you get stuck doing menial and routine work, we tend to forget to exercise our brains. Journaling is one good way to exercise your mental muscles. Before you write anything in your journal, allow your mind to process and organize thoughts. Allow yourself to bask in your new learnings and in that way you use your mind day by day.
These are just some of the many benefits you can get from Journaling. Choose from our list of “100 Journaling Benefits” and find a new motivation for your next journaling session.
How does Journaling benefit you in your day to day life? Or how would you like to benefit from journal writing? Feel free to share below.