As a daily practice in my own life, journaling helps me immensely. It puts things in perspective, it calms me, and it has made me more self-reliant. I no longer run to the wrong person hoping they will listen, nor do I wait to tell my therapist. I’ve changed.
Disciplined journaling every day provides the clarity, healing, and strength that I need.
Recently, I wrote an article for Germ Magazine, about the power of writing honestly, and how it has helped me. While therapy was the catalyst for my healing, writing has helped me sustain it. I hope it does the same for you. All you have to do is start.
“From a mental health perspective, I can’t speak enough about the health benefits of journaling. Psychotherapist Maud Purcell says, “By writing routinely you will get to know what makes you feel happy and confident. You will also become clear about situations and people who are toxic for you — important information for your emotional well-being.”
When you journal, it is important to be honest with yourself. That blank page will never judge you, so get down every last ugly word, every unpleasant thought you’ve been trying to avoid. All of it! Write it down. Because when you do, you chip away at buried pain while creating a better version of yourself. A little more calm. A little pain erased…”