You may be thinking that journaling is a silly notion and an additional task to add to your already busy life. But suppose I told you it was an activity that released stress, helped you organize your thoughts and cleared away clutter from your mind? I remember when I was young and I would come home upset from a bad day at school – my mom would hear me out and then she would recommend that I write my feelings and recollection of the day in my diary. Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn’t – however, looking back I can say without a doubt that the times that I wrote out my feelings and strong opinions on paper, allowed me to let go of them and face a new day. The same goes when I have swirling thoughts for a project ahead of me. The best thing I can do for myself is write out those thoughts, ideas, emotions, etc. As I do, I begin to formulate my thoughts, develop those worth developing, and scrap any hindering emotions.
No.5 Find resolution. You might be going back and forth on a decision that you need to make or perhaps you’ve had a disagreement with someone and there hasn’t been any resolution. Instead of keeping it inside and letting it swirl around, write about it. Write out both sides, write out pros and cons, write out your point of view. It may not be where the issue ends, but it will probably lead you to resolving it instead of being anxious over it.Hope these five points encourage you to begin the journaling journey!