Why Journaling is So Good for You

It’s no secret I am a journaling advocate. Search through Happy Sensitive Kids and you’ll find more articles about the power of journaling. It’s not just a good tool for adults, but a fantastic bucket emptying tool for children too.

Journaling is the art of transferring words from your head onto paper. That’s what journaling is in a nutshell. The benefits of journaling need a little more explanation. Here’s why journaling is good for your mind and your body too.

Journaling provides an emotional outlet. It gives perspective. All those emotions in your head need to come out. Sometimes talking about your emotions feels uncomfortable; maybe sharing your feelings with someone else is a step too far. But writing isn’t. Getting those feelings out initiates a huge release.

Journals can be mirrors. Journaling is a way to take a good look at yourself. It’s a way of learning to understand yourself better. Make lists. Use journal prompts. What makes you happy? What would you like more of in your life? When does your heart soar? When are things just too much?

A journal is a realignment tool. Journaling creates quiet time and balance. It is in itself a mindful activity – you are active in the here and now.

Journaling can remind you about the things you need to do. As simple as a task list. As complicated as an all-encompassing fitness plan.

Journaling can be used to track your goals. Fitness goals. Study goals. Work goals. Personal goals. Financial goals.

A journal is a safe place to organize confused thoughts.

Journaling is a creative outlet.

Journaling is a way to record your dreams.

You can write your daily stories in a journal.

You can record events for prosperity. The funny words your son uttered today. The insightful comment your daughter shared with you after school.

You can write about your past, the events that have formed you for the better or worse. You can tackle your problems head-on once they are written in black and white before you.

Use a journal to write about your gratitude.

Your journal will never betray you. It will never judge you.

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This post was first published on The Good Men Project as Why Journaling is Good for Your Mind and Body.

“Journaling is the art of transferring words from your head onto paper. That’s what journaling is in a nutshell. The benefits of journaling need a little more explanation. Here’s why journaling is good for your mind and your body too.”

The Good Men Project

Why Journaling is So Good for You

Further Reading

Fill a Page to Empty a HSC Mind

The Power of Journaling

10 Calming Gift Ideas for a Highly Sensitive Child

The Power of A Kid’s Journal

6 Easy Ways to Empty Your Own Bucket

The Happy Sensitive Kids Ultimate Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Journal Gift Ideas

 

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About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. Born British, Living Dutch. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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