An increasing amount of research is coming to the surface that provides evidence of the positive impact that journaling has on our mental health.
There is a reason that most of us prefer handwritten to do lists and getting things out of our heads. Once you put your pen to paper, you usually have a much clearer head, so how does this link to the proven concept that journaling is good for you?
We all know that feeling where we are holding something back and not revealing our true emotions in the fear that we will upset someone else. We tend to prioritise others emotions above our own.
Journaling is an incredible way to reveal your true thoughts and feelings without the fear of upsetting anyone around you. You can express how you truly feel, your fears, things that excite you, and actions you want to take to improve your life.
The feeling of being free to think and feel however you want to is truly uplifting and insightful.
The Scientific Research on Journaling
There are many research papers out there that provide multiple proof points on why journaling is good for you. The overall direction of this evidence is that it helps people to identify and accept their emotions, manage their stress as well as easing the symptoms of mental illness.
Journaling has even been proven to impact physical wellbeing in a positive light. There are studies in existence that suggest journaling strengthens the immune system, improves your sleep quality, as well as reducing your blood pressure.
And if that isn’t enough to persuade you to journal, handwriting is shown to activate large regions of our brain responsible for thinking and healing and it also encourages us to think in a more positive light. This is the reason that the Event Professionals Journal is a physical product and not something that can be filled out on your phone/laptop.
Journaling helps you to identify, unravel and manage your emotions, and therefore improves your mental health. If you struggle with stress, anxiety and emotional up and downs then journaling would be a good practise to implement into your daily life. However, it is also a very useful tool to maintain your wellbeing.
The way in which the Event Professionals Journal helps you to manage your emotions is by helping you to recognise what you are grateful for, celebrate your achievements, identify what you are excited about and helps you to become aware of your emotions. Offering space to set goals also gives you a focus, gives you purpose, as well as accountability. You can track your mood day to day which helps you to identify triggers and what you can do to control those in a more effective manner.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog. If you have any questions or thoughts please email email@example.com and I will come back to you as soon as I can.
Bernadette, founder of Event Professionals Journal