By Intermountain Healthcare
Apr 17, 2020
Many of us have used a journal or diary at some point in our lives. What may have served as a reminder of junior high school crushes now has the power to reduce your stress and help you feel better. As you journal you may notice that it helps reduce your depression, stress, and anxiety. It does this by:
Unless you’re already a regular journal keeper, it might feel foreign to start journaling. You might even be wondering how, when, or what to write about. Get started with these tips:
Your journal doesn’t just have to be about your day. You can write a daily gratitude journal where you outline the things you’re grateful for in your life. In contrast, a bullet journal that uses bulleted lists can help you set goals and move toward priorities.
When life feels crazy and you need an extra boost, journaling can help you refocus and de-stress. Journaling doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Even taking just 15 minutes to write an entry will help you sort out your worldview and refocus your everyday life. Whether you keep a journal on your computer or in a stack of memo pads next your bed, the act of writing down what you’re thinking and feeling can improve your mental and physical health. Start a journal today!