Journaling…it’s a practice that has well known health benefits. It’s relatively easy to do. It is not expensive. You can journal in as little as a few minutes. However, journaling is a practice that is often overlooked. For some reason, spending a few minutes writing down our thoughts seems like something only really mindful (aka…weird) folks take time to do.
I have started and stopped countless journals. I would write periodically only to stop and pick back up another entry or two three months later. This year, I decided to give journaling a legitimate shot. I committed to following through, writing down at least gratitude, on a regular basis. I’ve been journaling consistently for seven months now, and it has become a great addition to my self care routine. Today, I want to share a few benefits that can be found in the simple act of journaling.