People have been keeping diaries for generations, and it is not merely about leaving a record for others. Journaling can be an excellent tool for reducing stress by providing an outlet for daily frustrations. It can also ease the mind by helping with problem-solving. Sometimes, the simple act of writing things down provides a new perspective and incite. When trying to make significant life changes, journaling can smooth the path by exposing patterns of behavior and the things that trigger those patterns. Keeping a journal can even help with personal relationships by offering the opportunity to step back from a disagreement and possibly see the other person’s point of view more clearly.
If you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal is a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. You are not alone. This is the first thing we tell people seeking help for anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, abuse or a diagnosed mental health disorder. We help people just like you—and nothing like you—every single day. Let our professionals help. Call or stop in one of our offices today. You can also take our free on-line assessment found on this website.
P.S. Use journaling as a tool for fighting insomnia since writing down your thoughts and fears before going to sleep can help clear them from your mind.