There are many reasons why we journal. From travel journals, dream journals, gratitude journals to prayer journals, we keep specific journals for different aspects of our life. In the past, many people kept personal journals, where they recorded the day’s events and their observations.
Without diarists like Anne Frank and Samuel Pepys, we wouldn’t know much about the personal side of our history. Although people nowadays keep blogs or vlogs, and record their lives on social media, very few of us jot in a journal and write down our experiences. So why not give it a try?
Journaling has been shown to:
– Reduce stress and anxiety
– Increase self-awareness & self-confidence
– Strengthen memory
– Help your brain regulate emotions
Journaling your thoughts is very valuable because it creates opportunities for you to process your emotions and practice introspection and self-awareness.
Studies show that journaling can help reduce anxiety, lessen feelings of distress, and increase well-being.
Simply write down these three things:
1.Three things you’re grateful for
2. What you’re looking forward to that day
3. Your intentions of how you want to feel
Include journaling into your morning routine and make it a habit!