Have you ever thought about journaling but never got around to it? It’s a game changer, I’ll tell you that. I’m about to fill you in on how journaling can make you happy. Who doesn’t want that?
Helps You Get Things Off Your Chest
Journaling helps you get things off your chest.
There are things you may feel you can’t say out loud or to anyone.
Sometimes things just eat away at you until you release them.
Holding on to pain, hurt, grudges, anger, sadness, trauma or whatever it is isn’t healthy.
The best thing you can do is write down exactly what you are feeling.
Journaling is the best way to do this.
You are not going to be able to write down everything in one day.
But constantly going to your journal and writing something everyday will help you in so many ways.
You’ll stop feeling like you are holding on to so much. You’ll start letting go of things that don’t matter anymore.
And even more so, you’ll be happy with yourself for letting go.
Teaches You How to Move On
How journaling can make you happy is that it can teach you how to move on.
What I mean by this is that you don’t have to hold onto things anymore.
Write them down and then let them go.
Move on with your life to big and better things.
I’m sure you have way more to think about than focusing on things in your past.
The things that are in the past are there for a reason so leave them there.
Gives You A Fresh Start
Sometimes you may feel like you can’t move on until you speak your mind on a matter.
You can do this and avoid confrontation at the same time by simply writing it in your journal.
Everything doesn’t deserve a reaction but if you don’t feel right about it, write it down.
You will be glad you did.
There is something about journaling that really motivates me.
You can write down your goals and plans.
Then your journal becomes your accountability partner.
It is good to go back and read what you have written.
You’ll learn some things about yourself in this way.
Things that you may have never paid attention to otherwise.
When I journal my thoughts and feelings about things that I would like to do, I feel motivated to get it done.
Writing in a journal feels amazing and can change your whole outlook on a situation.
A once negative situation could now be viewed as positive all because you laid it out in your journal and now you have a new perspective on it.
Occupies Your Time In A Good Way
I say this because journaling can take as long as you want it to or need it to.
If you just want to write something down really quickly, you can do so in less than 5 minutes.
However, if you want to take your time and really just write and pour out your feelings, you can do this to.
You are allowed to spend hours writing about whatever you like.
If you have the time and choose to use your time in this way, then so be it.
No one can take that away from you.
Your journal is yours and you can spend as much or as little time with it as you like.
Can Lift Your Mood
Journaling can definitely give you a mood boost.
You may be feeling down and at your lowest but then you write about something that makes you smile.
Or you read something you wrote in your journal that brings you joy.
All of this can lift your mood when you’re feeling sad and just need a helping hand.
Makes You Feel Whole Again
You may be thinking that a journal can’t make you feel whole but it really can.
When you journal something is there to make you feel complete.
There is just something about writing down what you’re thinking and feeling.
It can change your perspective and help you to become a more positive person, thus making you feel whole again.
Right when you thought you had lost yourself, you find the strength to go on.
Helps You Forget Your Problems
How many of us need to forget our problems? I know I do.
Journaling is like reading a good book.
It can take you away for the moment and help you to temporarily forget your problems.
Journaling is your happy place and you can go there any time you like.
In the middle of the night when you’re woke and stressing over everything, open your journal and read something that makes you smile.
You will not regret it for a second. It’ll be everything you need and more.
Allows You To Be You Without Judgment
When you have a journal, you can write about anything you wish. Your desires can be put onto paper.
No one will see these words but you and therefore no one can cast judgment on you. You can write about all the things that you’ve never told anyone else.
This may actually help you to get up the courage to address problems that have not been spoken on.
I’m not encouraging you to keep secrets or hide things from those who love you.
But sometimes, what you need is time and courage.
Time to get your words together and journaling is a great way to do this.
Courage to speak on whatever it is and journaling can help you in this aspect as well.
Journaling can make you happy because it helps you to be yourself. It gives you the ability to manage your thoughts and feelings in a healthier way.
Rather than lash out and say things you don’t mean, you can simply write it down.
This gives you time to think everything over.
Journaling can be a big help, if you just let it. Use it for what it’s for and don’t be afraid to be you each and every time you write in this book.