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Exploring the Different Types of Journaling

Did you know that journaling can be a mega stress reliever? Part of the reason for this is that the open pages of a journal can offer a non-judgemental space to process and explore any and every thought or emotion one might be carrying. This gives us an opportunity to unload our thoughts, ideas, and emotions without feeling like we are burdening any one; and through this process, many often find the insights and solutions they are looking for.

That being said, there are many different types of journaling. There is a free flow style, which involves expressing thoughts and ideas openly as they come up. Other kinds include creative writing, keeping logs of gratitude’s, prayers, dreams, food, and the list goes on and on. Whether we are faced with excessive thoughts or emotions or feeling blank or blocked, journaling can be an exceptional processing tool. 

Interestingly, research has also revealed that journaling can have some significant health benefits, such as strengthening immune cells, decreasing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, improving liver and lung function, combating diseases, and helping to quicken the healing process. Click this link for an extended list of the benefits of journaling

Journaling can be an exceptional tool for developing greater self-awareness. With greater self-awareness comes a greater ability to see one’s patterns, blocks, and obstacles; and this clarity can help us find the solutions we are needing each step of the way.