Some people say:
“Journaling is a waste of time.”
“How do I start?”
“I was never a good writer.”
“I don’t have the time to journal.”
Well, for me, journaling is one of those things that I just cannot do without. It’s a practice that I have been doing now for a number of years and it’s my chance to express myself in confidence, to record my feelings and experiences and to privately release thoughts and insights. I’m definitely an avid advocate of journaling. Anyone can do it, it can be done anywhere and it’s extremely good for your general health, well-being, and quality of life.
There are so many benefits to journaling. Apart from helping you to recover from the stressors of life, it can help you move forward positively towards your goals and bring your dreams into reality. By getting all of your emotions onto paper, you express yourself and bring clarity and focus as well as release tensions and resistance to particular issues. It can also highlight irregularities, feelings, and hidden patterns of behaviour.
If you are feeling conflicted or confused about a situation take it to your journal to either express your feelings or try to unravel the reason for your confusion by listing points.
Is looking back through my journal to see the positive changes that I’ve made over time and my shift in perspective since the time of the original journal entry. At the moment, I’m having quite a few dreams and spiritual experiences, which are of course in my journal.
Broadly speaking, journaling can be used in a variety of ways and can look different for each person. Yet everyone will agree that the outcomes are always positive.
Surprisingly, journaling can:
All of which improve your mental health.
Happy Journaling. Sheila
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Sheila Pryce Brooks is an expert in sleep paralysis and extraordinary spiritual experiences. She is passionate about illuminating the overlap between sleep paralysis, spirituality and science through research and education and she has since dedicated her life to helping others manage and transcend sleep paralysis and other extraordinary spiritual experiences.