[JOURNALING IS HEALTHY]-- 3 min read
Welcome to the “From the Fight” blog. The past few months we have been talking about what it means to be “healthy” holistically in society. Today we will be discussing journaling and why it is healthy for our final entry for our [BE HEALTHY] series.
When you think of journaling, you might think of kids keeping them to write down their crushes and deepest, darkest secrets or maybe you kept a diary when you were younger. While these are not often taken seriously, diaries are examples of journaling. I, personally, didn’t start journaling until my late teens but it was such a liberating experience for my emotions. It was nice to be able to get my thoughts on paper and out of my head. While journaling is mostly linked to mental health, we decided to discuss its benefits in the wellness portion of our [BE HEALTHY] series.
What is Journaling?
It's simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly.
Why is it important?
If you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. Even if you don’t struggle with those things, journaling is a healthy habit.
Journaling helps control your emotions and improve your mood by:
-Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns;
-Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them;
-Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors.
How to implement journaling into your life:
-Buy a journal. This one is self-explanatory;
-Set aside a set amount of time to write each day;
-Keep it simple. Just write whatever comes into your head. Trust the process and get what’s in your head out and onto paper. I think it will feel a lot better.
And with that, we are concluding the [BE HEALTHY] series. We have really looked into what constitutes a “healthy” life and as we have discovered, there are many aspects to it. We have learned that we should:
-Relax and meditate each day;
-Eat a nutritious, balanced diet;
-Exercise regularly—get in some activity every day;
-Treat yourself to plenty of sleep each night;
-Avoid alcohol and drugs;
-Practice gratitude and keep a journal;
-Drink plenty of water (ionized at that- see “ionized water is healthy” blog);
-and many more other healthy habits!
Being healthy has many layers to it but it is very worth it. Now that we have discussed all the aspects to it, go out there an [BE HEALTHY] today!
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