You Should Start a Journal

There are all kinds of mental, emotional, and physical benefits to keeping a journal. It is great for practicing self-care, mindfulness, and helps you understand the world around you.

In other words, journaling helps you grow as a person! It sounds simple (and it is), but writing your feelings and thoughts down on paper helps you understand them. And I mean actually writing them down with pencil, pen, ect. on paper. The physicality of this helps your brain process the information in a way doing it electronically doesn’t.  

Keeping a journal can help you

  • manage anxiety
  • cope with depression
  • reduce stress
  • improve immune function
  • improve your mood
  • boost comprehension, memory, and cognitive processing

So if you want to have more control over your emotions while improving your mental health over the long term, keep a journal! It does not have to be perfect (it is for your eyes only). Spelling, grammar, and content doesn’t matter! Try just a minute or two a day and work your way up. Research has shown that journaling 15 to 20 minutes a day for only 3 to 5 times over 4 months can lower blood pressure. 

Stuck on where to start? Check out Heart and Solutions, LLC facebook page for journal prompts posted on our timeline! Follow the link here


Bailey, Kasee. 5 powerful health benefits of journaling.

University of Rochester Medical Center. Journaling for mental health.

Written by on December 15, 2020.

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