Kim Castro
September 9, 2021

How Does Opening Up Empower Us?

Do you practice journaling?  

Some people find it therapeutic and have made journaling part of their daily routine. However, for others, journaling isn't their cup of tea.  It's different for each person. But for those who have integrated journaling into their everyday lives know its therapeutic power.  

The power of opening up is endless.

People have been journaling for hundreds of years. But according to research, in the past 30 years, studies have uncovered the benefits of putting pen to paper with your deepest thoughts and feelings.

Below are a few of the many benefits you can get from putting your thoughts and emotions into paper.  

  1. Journaling connects you with your inner self and helps you reflect.
  2. It helps you become more organized to help achieve your goals.
  3. It improves your writing and speaking.
  4. Aside from improving your mental and emotional health, it also helps improve your physical health.
  5. Is serves as free and effective therapy.

In addition to the benefits above, journaling is a powerful tool that can help us understand ourselves better.

Here are a few ways journaling helps us know ourselves better.

  1. Helps investigate your thoughts and feelings through your writing.
  2. Journaling is a memory bank with unlimited storage.
  3. It's a way for us to see our thoughts and feelings from another perspective.
  4. It serves as a brain dump to release all your thoughts and emotions.

Just as talking to someone about feelings, experiences, and emotions, journaling can also allow for the release of these thoughts.

With that said, here are a few journal prompts to get you started.

  1. What do I know to be true at this moment?
  2. What are my deepest thoughts and feelings right now?
  3. What is happening in my body right now?
  4. What do I want more of in my life?
  5. What do I want to remove from my life?
  6. Who or what am I grateful for today?

Once you have developed this habit, you will see how it can also serve as free therapy to improve your mood and overall wellbeing.  

Your mental health matters.
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