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Journaling can be a brilliant tool for managing mental health. Read on to learn 5 reasons why journaling is so good for your emotional and mental wellbeing.

Journaling for Mental Health - 5 Reasons Why

Journaling can be a brilliant tool for managing mental health. Read on to learn 5 reasons why journaling is so good for your emotional and mental wellbeing.

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There’s something so mindful about setting pen to paper. The sensation of the lead scraping against the paper, the sounds, the smells - not to mention the amount of time it takes compared to typing on a keyboard! In a world where we delegate more and more everyday task to the machines, the act of analogue writing becomes almost an act of rebellion.

If you love this old fashioned art, why not combine it with a moment of journaling every day? There’s many great benefits to daily journaling. Below we’ve listed 5 reasons why journaling is good for your mental health.


  1. Journaling Reduces Stress & Anxiety
    Journaling can help reduce stress and anxiety by allowing you to release pent up emotions. Writing down your thoughts and feelings helps you identify and process them, leading to a sense of relief and calm.

    You might want to try our Self-Care Book for a dedicated space to cultivate your wellbeing through positive habits. Find out more about the Self-Care Book here.

  2. Journaling Improves Self Awareness
    Journaling can help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your emotions, reactions, and triggers. Writing about your thoughts and experiences can help you reflect on them, and you may even discover patterns or insights that you hadn’t noticed before.

  3. Read also: Reconnect with Yourself through Journaling - 3 Simple Ways


  4. Journaling Enhances Creativity
    Journaling can help you tap into your creative side by providing a space for brainstorming and exploration. Writing freely can lead to new ideas and perspectives, so make a point of not judging what you’re writing - just let the words flow.


  5. Journaling Boosts Mood
    Writing about positive experiences and reflecting on your accomplishments can boost your mood and increase feelings of gratitude and happiness. If you’re keen to start a gratitude practice, try our free printable freebie Every Day Gratitude. Here you get to write down one thing you’re grateful for each day of the month


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  7. Journaling Helps with Problem Solving 
    Journaling can also be a helpful tool for problem solving. Writing down the problem, considering different solutions and perspectives, and evaluating the potential outcomes can help you make more informed decisions and come up with creative solutions.

There’s many ways to journal, and while writing might be the most common one, you may want to take a look at these other fun methods too.

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