(health) benefits of journaling

  • unclear of what you want or feel? => jot down thoughts and emotions, with no editing
  • write routinely => know yourself better, become clear about situations and people; track patterns, trends, improvements, growth
  • write out negative emotions => reduce stress
  • think through writing => solve problems
  • write about misunderstanding => understand others’ point of view better

how to begin?

  • “just do it”
    • a few minutes daily
    • begin anywhere
    • forget spelling, punctuation
    • write quickly
  • if it helps, pick a topic for a day, week, month
  • there are no rules

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