This month I'm determined to journal consistently. Every. Single. Day. I recently read The Miracle Morning, a book which walks you through properly setting the tone of your day by completing six daily practices. Journaling (or scribing as it is called in the book) is one of the daily practices emphasized to set your mind on the right track to achieve your goals and dreams.
Many accomplished people attribute at least a portion of their success to journaling. I'm fully committed to joining that group.
I think I'll mostly free write, letting my mind wander where it will. I want the words that fill the pages to be uncensored and honest. Although, I did read something today that has my mind spinning and I am eager to get my thoughts on paper. What was it? A simple question: "Why are you hiding?"
To make this more fun, I have two lovely journals ready to receive my thoughts and ideas. I also made peacock feather pens to add some color and beauty to my daily routine.
I was curious about what science had to say, if anything, about the benefits of expressive writing. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found!
Benefits of Writing
- Improved performance on stress inducing test taking
- Improved short term memory
- Enhanced wound healing
- Increased immune function
- Improved pain control
- Reduced anxiety and depression
This should be fun, enlightening, and according to the science, good for my health and performance.