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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.

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.

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.

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.

Check out the rest of our blog posts for more helpful resources around mindfulness, well-being, and mental health.

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