How To Use Journaling As a Powerful Stress Management Tool

How To Use Journaling As a Powerful Stress Management Tool

How To Use Journaling As a Powerful Stress Management Tool

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 love journaling.

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.”

Studies report how keeping a journal is not ONLY a highly helpful happiness booster – but can boost your health, as well!

Research On Stress Reducing Benefits Of Journaling…

University of California researchers divided participants into three groups.

  • The first wrote once a week in a journal about five awesome things they were grateful for.
  • The second described five daily hassles.
  • The third listed five random events.

A Powerful Stress Reliever: Journaling [research]
The results?

Those in the first journal group who wrote about things they were grateful about, wound up reporting MORE of the following benefits:

  • an increase in happiness
  • optimism about their future
  • reduction in stress
  • improvement in health problems

In Summary:

Keeping a gratitude journal can be very beneficial to reducing stress – and even improving health.

But – writing about gratitude is not the only effective way to journal.

Here’s a second way to use a journal to reduce stress

You can also use a journal to whine and complain!

How To Use Journaling As a Powerful Stress Management Tool
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.

The Cliff Notes:

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!

If you’re seeking solutions to your problems, remember:

  • It’s hard to hear insights when your mind is busy and noisy.
  • Insights mainly come when when your mind is still and quiet.

Your Stress Reducing Journal Assignment:

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.

Want a helpful journal to write in?

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Check out my bestselling “Instant Happy Journal.”

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!

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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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