We can’t deny the amazing and unique relationship that exits between our brain and our hands. This connection is even more apparent when we pick up a pen and allow our own emotional energy to be released and transformed into print on paper. When we embrace journaling, we allow ourselves to begin to process and move on from the mental grips of both drama and trauma. It can provide an instant relief and greater clarity.
Stress often comes from emotional blockages and overthinking hypotheticals. Journaling helps us to ground ourselves and works as an outlet for processing these emotions which in turn creates a greater self-awareness.
It is actually quite epic when you start writing and the words start to flow and you just can’t stop. Suddenly there is an emotional release and the stream of consciousness writing delivers so many thoughts, ideas, goals and develops an overall sense of awareness.
I’m a big believer in mindfulness and the strong connection it has to one’s happiness. Journaling brings you into a state of mindfulness, as you write about your frustration, resentment and anxiety. When you acknowledge these feelings, they begin to lose their power over that present moment. Once you’re feeling back in control and grounded, you’re better equipped to focus your attention and lead yourself to a pathway to positive self-growth.
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It is essential to set aside some time to write, so make sure you start journaling today!