What if you could reset your day and positively impact your life in just a short few minutes?
Journaling is a great way to improve your mental health. It is a great form of self-care, and it helps you manage stress and keep track of your goals. Taking time to write can also help you sleep better.
Having a journal is good for your physical health as well. Some of the physical benefits of journaling include a more positive mood, better sleep, and improved health in general. Aside from helping you to cope with your emotions, writing about an event can also help you to learn more about yourself.
The medical community is aware of the benefits of journaling
Many studies have shown that writing down an event or a thought can boost your immune system. Specifically, it can lead to an increase in T-lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Researchers have also suggested that journaling can reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.
Writing a journal also helps you to be more mindful of your thoughts and feelings. The act of writing triggers the reticular activating system of the brain. It also releases dopamine, a chemical found in the brain.
It has also been said that journaling can improve memory. Some researchers have also found that writing about positive thoughts can reduce depression.
Another benefit of writing in a journal is that it enables you to see the bigger picture. As you get to know yourself more deeply, you’ll be able to recognize patterns and distortions of reality. Not only will you be able to identify what’s working for you, you’ll also be able to think of other strategies you can use to solve your problems.
Another study from the Duke Center for Integrative Health Research found that writing about something that made you happy prompted higher levels of gratitude. It also improved sleep quality and overall feeling of connectedness. Getting the right balance of gratitude and other coping mechanisms can be tough, so incorporating a gratitude journal into your daily routine may be a good start.
Take Three for Me is the simple, sustainable self-care revolution that helps you do just that
I co-created this journal with Bre Grzch, LMT, L.AC. It is available for purchase on Amazon. This Mindset Reset Journal is the companion journal to our daily self-care sessions and an introduction to the upcoming 12 week self-guided, self-care journey that includes gentle movement, mindfulness, and breath work. In this journal you’ll be prompted to be present, be grateful, and celebrate who you are and all that you do with three simple yet impactful statements , as well as, track 2 other wellness habits. With just three short minutes and a little consistency, this journal will help you!