In Defense of Journaling
Posted on April 29, 2019
Don’t hate us: we’re fans of journaling.
You’ve probably heard this time and time again, at various stages of your life, from many different people: journaling is actually a great thing to do. Listen, it’s not for everyone, but you definitely won’t regret journaling in the long run. It’s fun to look back on and see how your life has changed from years, or even months, ago, and it’s a great way to keep track of memories that you might have forgotten.
Journaling your daily or weekly (or just major event-ly) events is really great for one main reason: it’s cathartic. Regardless of what stage of your life you’re in, having the ability to write down your emotions and events of the day is such a cathartic experience. It really helps relieve anxiety (even anxiety you didn't even know you had!) about situations or events, as well as helps you calm down and unwind for the day.
For this reason, we’re fans of the whole journaling experience. We like to write about our day right before we call it a night, as it really is a great way to release any pent up energy or anxiety about things that happened in the day, whether big or small. Again, sometimes it’s weekly or monthly or just random, but it is so helpful.
Even if you’re a bit skeptical about the whole journaling process or think it’s a waste of time -- just try it! You never know, you could realize the whole thing is a great release of all that stress you’ve been holding in! Plus, think about reading your daily or weekly journeys 10 years from now! It’s always fun to see how much you’ve changed in just a short amount of time!