Did you know that the average human has about 6,000 thoughts per day? I know, so many thoughts that just wander around our brains. Some can be destructive thoughts and some thoughts might be helpful, nonetheless, these thoughts still need filtering through.
I started journaling in college during an incredibly lonely season and I truly found comfort in getting my thoughts down on paper. whether you are an introvert or an extrovert — like me, journaling can be beneficial.
Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Should Journal:
1. Journaling can serve as a technique in processing your thoughts on a daily basis.
2. Journaling can celebrate how far you’ve come. Sometimes I find myself reading through old journals amazed at how far I’ve come in life and it really is encouraging. I often also realize just how wise younger me was and apply some of youngin Crystal’s advice to my current life.
3. Journaling provides a safe space for you to share your thoughts unfiltered. Sometimes we all just need a moment with our thoughts and a safe space to put them onto.
Bonus: Journaling can also help reduce stress and anxiety! Feeling anxious? Write about it.
Below you will find some journal prompts to get your journey started along with journal recommendations (You don’t have to use prompts, but if you decide to, here are some):
1. What do I know to be true that I didn't know a year ago?
2. How have I grown as a person?
3. Why do I feel the way that I do?
4. What distractions get in the way of being my most productive?
5. When do I feel most in tune with myself?
6. If someone described me, what would they say?
7. What can wait until next week?
Until next time,
Crystal Obasanya MSW,LMSW