Okay, here’s a statement worth pondering –
Journaling can be one of the greatest and most freeing experiences in your life!
For the majority of people who have never tried it, this comment may elicit a suspicious “Why?”
The simple answer is ..“it’s so beneficial to your well-being.”
I’m not talking about keeping a diary where you record your reactions to the daily happenings in your life. Journaling, while it may include that also, is really a repository for all of the things that interest and inspire you.
The fact is, some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives.
They found that journaling served two purposes: it afforded them a permanent record for posterity, and it proved to be a cathartic release for the soul.
The benefits of journaling can be enjoyed immediately. While the rewards of journaling are many, we highlight 5 here:
- It clears your mind and helps you focus.
Journaling enables you to brainstorm and break down complex experiences into relevant, useful bits of information organized coherently.
Haven’t you felt, from time to time, all jumbled up inside and unsure of what you want or feel? The solution to this malaise is journaling. You see, by jotting down thoughts and emotions (without editing!), you can get in touch with your internal world.
- It helps you to really know yourself.
We are all on a life-long search for contentment. Routine journaling helps you realize what makes you happy and confident. Likewise, you become clear about situations and people who are toxic for you and should, therefore, be avoided.
- Journaling releases stress
The simple process of expressing anger, sadness and other painful emotions on paper helps to release the intensity of these strong feelings.
- Journaling exercises the creative and intuitive side of the brain
Many of us are programmed to use the left side of the brain in an attempt to analyze solutions to problems. Journaling, however, uses the brain’s right side to unlock creativity and find unexpected solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.
- Journaling can help resolve disagreements with others
Just as “sleeping on it” before making a big decision can be a good idea, so to can journaling be a solution to understanding another person’s point of view. Writing about a misunderstanding instead of stewing over it may help you arrive at a sensible resolution to the conflict.
At Case Elegance, our Handmade Leather Journal Travel Diary with Bamboo Pen makes it easy to journal.
We made it with thick Artisan Style paper and it lays completely flat with no effort so you can focus on sketching or writing.
Isn’t it time you started enjoying the benefits of journaling yourself?