Are you stressed?
Who isn’t—at least in some fashion—these days?
There are as many ways of dealing with stress as there are stressed-out people. Some are good, and some are not so good. But one of the easiest and best ways of managing and letting go of stress is journaling.
Yes, simply grabbing a notepad, or journal, and writing down everything that’s stressing you out, that’s on your mind, that’s keeping you awake at night, can help you unstress, and make you healthier.
Science bears this out. Writing—on paper, with a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon—is good for you. Journaling can make you healthier. It’s not hard, it has zero calories, and it doesn’t cost a cent.
And one of the best parts about this, is that you don’t ever have to share it with anyone. You can write down all your frustrations and stresses, dump them on that piece of paper, work through all the emotions without sharing (unless you want to), and when you’re done, you can either keep your journal entries to reflect on later, or you can was them up into balls and hurl them into the fire, where no one will ever see what you wrote.
How cool is that? You can vent and pour out your whole soul onto a piece of paper. Cheap therapy. Really. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Study, people who write at least 15 minutes daily about traumas in their life, have better psychological and physical health benefits compared to those who write on neutral topics.
There you have it. Journaling can make you healthier. Mentally and physically.
But that’s not all.
Writing has other benefits.
Additional Benefits of Writing
Writing improves your thinking capabilities and your communication skills.
It keeps your brain active.
Writing can help build your confidence and it can increase your IQ.
And writing can change your life. Just ask any published author.
Finally, did you know that taking notes by hand can help you learn faster and remember better than typing on your computer?
So while you now know how journaling can make you healthier, writing has many additional benefits.
For more on the benefits of writing, check out the infographic below.