Journaling for Less Stress

There are many reasons that one might want to start a journal.  Among them are being self-aware, finding it easier to attain goals and a type of self-therapy.  But if you have stress, anxiety or depression, it’s something you should definitely take part in!  And although some people do it every day, journaling a few times a week is still beneficial!

Some Benefits of Journaling

  • Reduces stress/anxiety
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Moves you toward your goals
  • Improves your mood
  • Helps you control your emotions
  • Improves communication skills
  • Improves your mental health
  • Helps you solve problems
  • Boosts creativity
  • Helps you discover your voice
  • Improves mindfulness
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Helps you learn from your experiences
  • Helps you heal from a traumatic event
  • Improves your sense of gratitude

Wow, that’s powerful!  And if you’re wondering, “How do I start?”  Some find it easier by asking yourself a question such as those listed below.  Or you can just start writing about whatever’s on your mind.

  • How do I feel today?
  • Am I struggling with stress?
  • What do I need?
  • How can I improve my life?

So, get journaling!  You have so much to gain!  Start today and reap all the benefits!


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