Journaling

I have been journaling for awhile now.  It started as a practice for me to de-stress or to figure out how to process things, and now I go to my journal to relax and to rehash the day’s events, as  a way of reflecting.  I highly recommend it for people who do not have another way of getting “stuff out.”  Because I have found that if you keep things pent-up, then they tend to just build and build…then one day, it explodes all over the place.

The important thing to remember about journaling, is that you do not have to do it every day. It is actually up to you as to how often you journal.  Many people do not journal because they feel like they can’t make the commitment to doing it daily.  A journal does not judge you when you miss out a day or a week.  It’s there for YOUR benefit, not anyone else’s.  You don’t even have to share it with others.

Some people use it for spiritual things, but it doesn’t have to be that spiritual pursuit, it could be just something that you do for you.  Don’t get bogged down on defining what journaling is and isn’t for you.  Just let the benefits flow when you need them.

Maybe journaling isn’t for you.  Maybe writing it all down isn’t for you, that’s okay.  Just find your outlet, a way to make sure you don’t push stuff that’s pent-up doesn’t explode.  Be healthy.

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