Journaling and its benefits on your Mental Health

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Journaling put in simple words, is a place to write our  thoughts and feelings. As individuals living in a cosmopolitan city we battle our stress ,depression and anxiety physically and emotionally. Having a diary to unload ourselves helps us to gain control of our own emotions. It also helps us in improving our mental well being.

“Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding.” – Jen Williamson

Journaling can help a person through the following ways:

  1. Reducing the levels of stress in a person
  2. Managing anxiety
  3. Helps to cope with depression
  4. It helps an individual to priorities problems, fears and concerns
  5. It helps a person with existing mental health issues by tracking their symptoms. Keeping track of symptoms on a daily basis, helps to identify the triggers and can teach the person better ways to effectively cope with them.
  6. Journaling allows an individual to practice positive self talk through the medium of writing. a person can recognize an identify their negative thoughts and behaviors.
  7. If you are a person having various stressors, keeping a Journal could help you to recognize an identify your areas of stress. Once you identify the cause of your stress you can work out a plan to reduce your stress.

Journaling should be used with the below mentioned aspects to achieve a better state of mental well being.

  1. A person should relax and meditate each day, preferably for 30 minutes a day.
  2. An individual should consume a healthy, yet balanced diet.
  3. Physical exercise should be a part of their daily routine.
  4. Sleep is very essential yet neglected aspect of physical self care. every individual requires different Time intervals to get good quality of sleep.
  5. Staying away from alcohol ,smoking and drugs.

Keeping a Journal helps a person to create structure when they feel like their life is in chaos journaling helps a person to get to know themselves by knowing their personal fears thoughts and feelings.

Writing a Journal is a form of psychological self care. It provides the person the much needed time to de-stress and wind down. It is important to journal in an environment that is relaxing and soothing. It is good to have It is good to have a specific time of the day to Journal your thoughts and feelings.

In short, Journaling is doing something good for our Mind and Body.

Indian Psychologist in Dubai

Ms. Esther John Mathews

Position: Clinical Psychologist

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