10 surprising benefits of journaling
“Dear diary, I had a good day at school today. I went to math class and sat beside my friend Janae. We went to lunch and had gross school food then went to recess. A boy in my class named John Doe talked to me. He is super cute. Today was a good day.”
I don’t know about you, but back in my younger years diary entries like this were sacred. They were only to be found in my Lisa Frank padlocked diary and were for my eyes only.
It is funny to look back and see how protective I was over that diary. However, taking a step back I realize that little diary was my outlet. It was how I expressed my thoughts, how I cleared my mind, where I planned my future and where I simply doodled.
Although I immediately think of these diary entries when I hear the word “journaling” the concept is so much greater than that. It turns out that my childhood diary may have played a role in shaping the person I am today, specifically improving my communication skills. Check out the article below to discover some surprising ways you too, may benefit from journaling. After reading let us know what benefits you have seen transpire from keeping a journal in the comments below.
Hailey Harrison, BN