We’ve all had times when life’s demands left us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Sometimes we just aren’t motivated. We have low energy, too much work, or this ongoing negative mood, feeling a little down, maybe even a little depressed.
You can get caught up into a negative-thinking spiral – where one self- doubt, worry, or bad thought about your life leads to another – until you no longer believe in yourself. It’s human to go through ups and downs.
Writing is an extremely powerful way to clarify your thinking. It will force you to crystallize your thoughts, make more sense of them, and break through the negative-thinking spiral. Maybe you will tap into the underlying emotions at play and understand why you became so stressed and uptight.
Some people feel vulnerable and exposed when speaking about their emotions. This journal offers you the most private and secure space to unload your feelings.
If you weren’t convinced already, studies have found that writing has the power to signicantly lower your stress levels. (1) Some studies have even found that writing can lead to faster recovery from physical injury. (2) Simply put, there is something therapeutic about writing. So, the next time you feel down or overwhelmed, try to find comfort in journaling.
Our minds are a puzzling mixture of thoughts, memories, worries, fears, dreams, and hopes. There is no one who has the capacity to keep a lid on that forever. You have to let it out. Try letting it out in this journal.
Allow the blank pages in this journal to be your best, most-patient listener. And it won’t ever judge. That’s a promise.
Remember that day? You know the one. The one you can’t remember anything about, yet you remember that you went to bed that night thinking it was just the most awesome day? What was it that made that day so phenomenal? What did you do, feel, sense, experience, or contribute that day? Who did you connect with?