Journaling

Like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time

The benefits of journaling are surprisingly powerful. It has been found to strengthen immune cells, lower the physical impact for people who have asthma and arthritis, improve cancer patients’ mental and physical health, and reduce the effects of stress and traumatic events. Journaling also can become like a good friend to whom you can confide daily to express your grief, sorrows, joy, or greatest desires. This daily ritual can transform your life, whether you write only a few lines or multiple pages.

Create a morning or evening ritual of writing down your thoughts. If you feel angry, express your anger; if you feel elated, then rejoice. Create a daily gratitude list. Write your hopes, your dreams, and your goals. There are no rules― get in the habit of writing in your journal daily. You’ll reap many benefits from this life-enhancing practice.