Cluttered Thoughts? Try Journaling!
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart” –William Wordsworth.
Journaling is merely penning down one’s thoughts and feelings to help understand them more clearly. If you struggle with stress, anxiety, or depression, keeping a journal can be a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and significantly improve your mental health. One of the ways to deal with any overwhelming emotion is to find a healthy way to express what you feel. This makes journaling a helpful tool in managing your mental health and well-being.
Journaling can help you:
- Clear your head
- Organize your thoughts
- Track your progress
- Enhance self-awareness
- Boost your mood
- Improve working memory
Here are some tips to help you get started with journaling:
• Create a routine. Set aside a few minutes of every day to write. This will help you write in your journal regularly and consistently.
• Make it convenient. Keep a pen and paper on your person at all times. It will make it easy to write down your thoughts when you want to. You can also keep a journal on your phone, laptop, or tablet.
• Fill it with whatever feels right. Your journal does not need to follow any particular structure. It is your own private space to discuss and create whatever you want to express. You should let the words and ideas flow freely. Don’t worry about what other people may think.
• Use your journal as you want. You don’t have to share your journal with anyone at all. And if you feel like you want to share some of your thoughts with trusted loved ones, you could show them certain parts of your journal.
You can fill your journal with a recap of your day, your feelings and emotions, your future plans and to-do lists, your ideas, your problems, etc. You don’t have to limit the contents of your journal, just fill it with what occupies your mind. The principle beauty of journaling is that there’s no right or wrong way to do it. It is a deeply personal experience that can take any form.
It is also important to reflect on your journal entries once in a while to better understand yourself and your feelings. Journaling can be one of the most useful and effective tools to create a better, more emotionally and mentally healthy life. It truly is a ritual worth the time.
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