Journaling has many benefits, from helping you reduce stress to motivating you in personal growth. Psychologists also point to mental health benefits for those who write journals. By making journaling a regular habit, you can see how much you have grown by reading previous entries. In the BeeHive Home community, we encourage you to keep a journal to expand your outlook, organize your thoughts, and unwind your mind. Here are 4 benefits of journaling:
Reduce Stress & Anxiety – Journaling can help you release negative and stressful thoughts by writing down your worries, grief, and anxieties on paper. As you unwind, you may think up a solution you had not thought of or come to terms with current situations.
Preserve Memories – Writing about your favorite childhood or children’s memories can be of cherished value. Jotting down activities, events, recipes, and feelings is a great way to keep them fresh in your mind or pass them down for generations.
Fight Depression – The act of taking pen to paper can help you relax and cope with depression. Writing down happy memories that took place years ago or what makes you happy now can allow you to change your mindset.
Creative Outlet – Writing by hand when journaling unlocks and engages right-brained activity, stimulating a creative outlet. Try writing a poem, doodling, or starting a book you may have always wanted to write.
At BeeHive Homes of Texas, our comfortable, small group assisted living homes provide many areas that allow our residents to sit and reflect. Just 10 minutes a day of journaling can lead to better mental, physical and emotional well-being. Over time, journaling will become natural and have a positive impact.
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