Last week Positive Psychology released an article with the 83 benefits of journaling. Yip 83. And just to be clear this isn’t a ‘Dear diary, today I saw the cute postman again..’ situation. The type of journaling we’re referring to is about putting your thoughts, the good, the bad, the uncertain down on paper. And this can be daily, weekly or monthly – whatever you feel is right.
Journalling is a promoted tool in the mental health space because for many it creates a sense of unloading your head of thoughts and transferring them to paper. It’s also known for creating a deeper ability to make connections about your feelings and behaviours when it is visually in front of you.
Natalie Goldberg, Author of ‘ Writing Down the Bones’ tells us that ‘Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.”
We challenge you to have a read about the benefits and see if you feel lighter or have an ‘aha moment’ when you piece some of your thinking together. Would love to hear how you go