(GivenUs.com) – We all know that mental health impacts our physical health, and the reverse holds true. The mind-body connection is strong, and there’s one simple action we can take to help boost our overall mental wellness: journaling.
Researchers have found that journaling helps with anxiety, depression and even day-to-day stress. When we think of journaling, we might think of writing down our feelings in a stream-of-consciousness style. This is often exactly how we do it, but there is no one right way.
Instead of trying to fit your writing into a particular style, consider these tips to get the most out of journaling:
- We can journal consistently. Daily is often recommended.
- We can use it in the way that works best for us. Lists, stream-of-consciousness or even using it to keep up with our day-to-day activities are great ways to utilize journals.
- We can make sure it is private and any household members respect our space to express our thoughts without intrusion.
- We can choose a journal and a place to journal that is pleasing. Choosing a cozy spot to write down our thoughts, and even choosing the type of journal we like best, can help this process be more soothing.
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