First off, thank you for subscribing! I am so happy you joined and are apart of this adventure, seriously.
So, let’s dive right in. I journal a lot, like a lot, a lot. I’ve been keeping a journal on and off since elementary school. Throughout college the amount I was journaling slowly started progressing. Filling up two journals in a year eventually turned into filling up a single journal in a month. I’ve noticed when I skip a few days or writing It correlates to me feeling a bit more cruddy. I am aware that correlation does not equal causation, but still…It has to be doing something good for me, right?
Obviously there is no wrong way to journal. Heck, sometimes me journaling is writing a blog post or a sappy instagram caption. However, there are ways I journal that help my moods and my brain. Those tips feel important to share.
I know we’ve all heard it at some point that “journaling is so good for your mental health”. However, I think thats vague advice, especially for people who have never journaled or don’t enjoy writing. I cannot tell you how often a therapist or mental health professional has recommended that I start journaling, but leaving me with no new ideas once they figure out that I already do. Advice like that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and lost on where to start. Which, is why I thought I’d pass on some tips on how I journal in a way that helps my brain and helps get me in a better mood. Hopefully it helps you too.
*disclaimer* I am not a doctor or mental health professional. This is merely what has helped me and what I have learned over the course of my life, with trials and & errors.