Journaling has become a trend embraced by celebrities, scholars, and professionals. According to Psychology Today, journaling can boost happiness and reduce depression, anxiety, and stress. By focusing on gratitude and joy, negative emotions can be replaced with positive ones. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that journaling improves memory, pattern spotting, and boosts creativity.
Benefits of journaling:
- Emotional awareness
- Helps with problem-solving
- Encourages growth
- Lowers emotional reactivity
- Increases tolerance to change and of others
- Aids in a specific course of action.
Writing and creativity are not just for artists or writers; it is for seniors too. Journaling a few minutes, a day will improve your overall health and will help you view life in a new way. Give it a try; you may find yourself forming deeper connections with the people you love and the things around you.
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