Why journaling helps
Writing down what’s on your mind can help you to work through your feelings, and is a great way to get things off your chest. It can help you understand how you feel, and make things feel more manageable – sometimes just getting things out of your system by writing them down can really lighten the load.
Put that together with keeping track of what you do each day, and you’ll start to see patterns, and make connections between what you do and how you feel.
When you look back at what you’ve written, you’ll be able to see how your emotions and mindset are linked to the things you do each day. When you start making these connections, you’ll be able to see what you can change in your routine to help you feel more positive.
Journaling is a really simple, effective way of getting a sense of control over your wellbeing. It can be a powerful tool to help you get to know yourself better – and the better you know yourself, the better care you can take of yourself.