Journaling is important
When I was a kid, I had a secret diary. I wrote down everything. I wrote what I couldn’t say, what I wanted to say, and what was better left unsaid. I made up stories, wrote poetry, and drew hearts around every crush I ever had.
My diary was a place that I could get away and not have to worry about the world around me. As I got older, I ditched my diary for a journal which served the same purpose but just sounded a lot cooler. Now, I journal during my free time and I would encourage everyone to do so as well.
Journaling can be beneficial to everyone, despite the stereotypes surrounding it. Some people think that it is stupid, but trust me, it is not at all. Not only has it been found that journaling is good for your mental health, but it allows you to get all of your thoughts down on paper. You can plan out your day, write out what you are going to say during your presentation, and even write down your fears.
There is no judgment in your journal. No one Is going to tell you what you can, and cannot say, and you can be your true self. Journaling can also help to boost your memory. If you write things down, and write all of the time, you are more likely to remember them. It also helps with the healing process. You can write down all of your feelings, which can help you to work through them.
Journaling can also be a stress reliever. Instead of blowing up on others about things you can’t control, you can sort out your emotions on paper. Writing can also push creativity. There are low stakes in your journal, and you don’t have anyone to impress. You are always right, and no one can tell you anything different when you write in your journal. And not only that, how cool would will it be when future people of America read your journal? You will be able to live on in your journal for years to come.
Whether it’s in the morning, or at night, in a notebook, or on the computer, journal as much as you can. If you see something, write it down. If you miss someone, write them a letter in your journal. Trust me, you will thank yourself for it later.