When you think of “journaling,” or writing down how you feel you might picture a teen girl, laying on her bed with her feet up in the air and writing about her crush in a diary.
While it can certainly be helpful for those purposes, journaling is not exclusively for “girls,” or teens. Journaling is for everyone and anyone who wants to capture their thoughts, notes, or feelings. It is a form of self-expression that can lift and empower people to understand how they may be feeling.
Most people ask themselves, what should I write about, how often should I be writing things down? Will this change my life? These are all areas you will figure out once you allow your mind to open up and express your thoughts. There is no “one way” to journal—it is what works best for you.
Here are a few reasons why journaling daily can help you keep your thoughts organized and feel accomplished:
- Set & achieve your goals daily, monthly, or yearly
- Jot down ideas on-the-go
- Relieve stress
- Allow yourself to self-reflect on the day
- Inspire creativity
- Daily grocery list or things to get
- Reflect on a certain event or occasion
Studies show that journaling can improve mental health and restore confidence in our daily lives. We found a great article that features all the benefits of journaling.
With winter and the colder weather approaching it is important to take note of how we are feeling. Depression, feeling lonely are common mental health factors which tend to make us feel certain ways in the colder months. Remember long cold days are only temporary and using ways to cope will help us get through.
Overall, journaling is a great way to stay on track, reflect on feelings and help with your everyday feelings!