Today is a great day for journaling. Journaling is an amazing tool for self-care and personal development because it helps in increasing awareness of one’s emotions and patterns of behavior, it helps to come up with new ideas for transformation, and it helps to discover hidden answers about oneself.
Do you keep a journal? A written collection of your thoughts and ideas? If not you're missing out! Journaling has been one of my daily self-care rituals for years. As an introvert, getting my thoughts out on paper has always come much more easily than speaking them aloud.
This article explores the health benefits of journaling as self-care.
Journaling has many health benefits, including reducing symptoms of depression, enhancing immune function, and improving problem-solving. Expressing your thoughts, fears, and emotions freely can help you get to the heart of what’s really going on.
Journaling as self-care reduces rumination, the unhealthy practice of replaying painful events over and over again in your mind. Using the pages of your journal, you can “dump” negative emotional energy and diffuse its intensity.
Another benefit of journaling is that it helps you identify patterns. When you write frequently about a particular person, situation, or worry, it’s a clue that you may need to investigate the matter a bit further. As those themes become clearer, you’ll have a better idea where to invest your energy to optimize your self-care strategies.
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About The Author:
Dr. Nikki LeToya White MSEd-TL, Ph.D. RHN is the founder, director and a full time board certified trauma-informed nutritionist, folk herbalist, and wellness consultant at Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. She created Spiced Life Conversation, LLC
Art Wellness Studio and Botanica to provide the Metro Atlanta area with a counseling and coaching services where clients are carefully matched with the right program for healing abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma that cause codependency, emotional eating, financial stress, and imposter syndrome as it relates to fear of success and being abandon. We help you begin your emotional healing journey with ease. Recently, we have expanded to include online membership site so we now provide support to people living all over the world. All of our recovery coaches provide at least one evidence based treatment to assist in your recovery. Dr. White is a big proponent of self care and helping people live a fulfilling life! She has been in full remission with both codependency and emotional binge eating disorder since 2016. In live a life in recovery from sugar addiction. Loving her low sugar balance lifestyle.
Dr. Nikki LeToya White