Journaling Toward Mental Health
I recently found an article on Amy Polar’s Smart Girls website about Journaling and I thought it would be great to share here.
According to a post on PsychCenteral, University of Texas at Austin psychologist and researcher James Pennebaker believes that, “Writing about stressful events helps you come to terms with them, thus reducing the impact of these stressors on your physical health.” A study from BJPsych Advances also found that expressive writing had a powerful impact on both the mind and body, linking journaling to “improved immune system functioning” and “improved working memory,” among other beneficial things.
Do you journal? If so do you use pen and paper or an electronic device? Let us know how it has impacted you!