Writing in a journal is more than just fun way to remember your thoughts and experiences. Studies show that keeping a journal is a helpful stress management tool. Read on…
I feel I write more from the heart when I’m holding a felt tip in my hand – rather than typing on a keyboard.
Plus… Sometimes it feels better not to talk. About anything. To anyone.
It’s freeing just to sit quietly with pen in hand, and write it all out in a journal.
I think of journaling as “taking selfies of my soul.”
University of California researchers divided participants into three groups.
Those in the first journal group who wrote about things they were grateful about, wound up reporting MORE of the following benefits:
But – writing about gratitude is not the only effective way to journal.
You can also use a journal to whine and complain!Research shows that it’s very beneficial to people’s moods to honestly write from your heart about all the stressful stuff things that here on your mind.
Research reports that when you take all the stressful thoughts that you’ve been keeping bottled up, and spill them onto paper, you wind up feeling better!
Basically, you release the stress out of your system – and out of your “overthinking brain.” As a result, you’re better able to stop obsessing!
Take 5 minutes daily to journal! You can regularly write a list of 5 things you’re grateful for having in your life. Plus, when you’re upset, you can whine and complain in the privacy of your journal. Afterwards, write at the top of any empty page: Insights and Solutions. Then write out positive steps you can take to improve your situations. Journaling can be a highly powerful key to figuring out what you need to know – and releasing stress.
It includes a wide range of fun and provocative “happiness prompters” – to inspire the best journal writing.
Plus my Instant Happy Journal has un-dated pages, so you can write simply on the days you wanna write!
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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