Over the weekend, I read an article promoting keeping a journal to write your worries down in. According to the article, you can alleviate stress from worries by writing them down each evening – or whenever they get overwhelming.
When I was a teenager, I kept a journal. It was a stressful time for me – think about it, I was a teenager for one thing, my mom passed away when I was 17 so I had more responsibilities than many of my friends, college was looming and hormones were raging. My journal was REALLY helpful then – although I laugh when I read the entries now. Things that were SO major seem so trivial now. Which is the point I suppose.
I don’t keep a journal anymore although I suppose this blog is a form of a journal – but to me journaling is working out things you don’t want to share with other people. So on that measure, this blog isn’t quite the same since I want you all to read it!
But if you’re under stress and worrying a lot, it may be worth trying journalling. Want to read the article? Check it out HERE.