Benefits of Personal Journal

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How can journaling help your mind, your body, and your spirit?

 

JOURNALING IS THERAPY WITHOUT THE THERAPIST

A journal is a way of getting things off your chest, releasing your subconscious thoughts. You may be freer to write down your true feelings than discuss them with anyone else, even a therapist.

 

CAN IMPROVE CREATIVE THINKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING AND IDEA GENERATION

It is also said that the physical act of writing (using your hand-eye coordination) occupies your left brain which frees up your right brain to access emotions, new insights and inspiration.

 

IT'S A STRESS BUSTER

Writing a personal journal reduces stress and it gets all of the 'stuff and nonsense' out of your mind. Often, things that have been weighing heavily on your mind, do not seem so bad once you have seen them put down on paper

 

HELPS FOCUS

Writing can help clarify your thoughts, your emotions and your reactions to certain situations and people. As you read your journal back, you may discover patterns or look upon situations from a different angle.

 

CREATES 'ME' TIME

You have to carve out time in your busy schedule to update your journal. This helps you to create time for yourself, a few moments when you can look inwards for a change and think about your needs, thoughts and emotions.

 

KEEPS YOU ORGANIZED

We live such busy lives these days that sometimes becomes difficult to keep track of all the little stuff we have committed to doing, or we want to achieve someday. Writing everything down provides a useful list that may be organized into a proper action plan at a latter date.

 

KNOW THYSELF. KEEP A JOURNAL

As you note your emotions, situations, reactions, you will get a better sense of yourself. You will start to discover the things, people and activities that make you happy and those that create stress.

 

BRINGS CLARITY

A journal may help you clarify events, situations, options or problems. When your mind a full of disconnected, confused thoughts, the act of having to write them down will help focus them and bring clarity.

 

CREATES A PRECIOUS KEEPSAKE

Your private journal would make the most amazing keepsake for your children and future generations to come. You might include souvenirs, photos, newspaper cuttings and sketches to liven it up further. Perhaps you might have even begun a new family tradition.

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Gemma Swansburg has 1 articles online

Gemma Swansburg is a health and beauty tester and a bit of a tan-aholic. She has written extensive reviews for airbrush makeup cosmetics such as the Dinair airbrush kit, Luminess Air including an in-depth Luminess Tan Review and news on other products. For FREE in-depth reviews, best prices and special offers you can read Gemma's blog www.airbrushmakeupfoundation.com.

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This article was published on 2010/06/07