4 Stress-Relieving Benefits to Keeping Self-Help Journals

4 Stress-Relieving Benefits to Keeping a Self-Help Journal

A self-help journal serves as a daily dose of vitamin that leads to a calmer and grateful state of mind.

There are countless benefits of journaling for depression. For everyone else, it helps us unwind and escape from the noise that is life. A self-help journal serves as a daily dose of vitamin that leads to a calmer and grateful state of mind. In this digital age, the act of keeping a self-help journal is still a necessity. Research studies show that there are plentiful mental and physical health benefits to putting pen to paper.

In this day, the stress-relieving virtues of even a quick 5-minute journalling have never felt more relevant. Here is some stress relief journal prompts to get you started.

1) Self-help journal VS Dreadful screens

Setting aside time to journal offers time away from our screens. Paper is way much kinder on the eyes than our screens. Furthermore, it encourages us to withdraw to a calm space to write.  I like to pick a spot where I am relaxed before I get started on my self-help journal session. It could be your favourite cafe or snuggled up in bed to relish the benefits of journaling before bed. Choose wisely.

2) A space for grateful thoughts

Note down at least one thing you’re grateful for. Everyday. Whether you are writing to heal trauma, or simply through to viewing your world through a broad lens. It draws you away from the negativity that might surround you.

3) A self-help journal offers clear perspective

By putting your positive and negative thoughts each day down on paper, you are allowing yourself to untangle your emotions from your thoughts. This enables you to think clearly and discover a new perspective on your behaviour and goals.

4) Allows you to track triggers

Spot patterns by reflecting on your words to recognise the days where you felt negative and meditate on what might have caused these feelings. Also, look back on days where you felt happiest and identify what made you feel this awesome!