What’s the secret to the humble notepad and a pen?
Journaling works on two levels: on the emotional and the thinking.
It helps to express our emotions rather than suppress them.
And suppressing emotions can be harmful to both the mind and body.
And when you put words on paper, you put your feelings on paper instead of holding them inside.
We get used to processing things using language.
When you write things on paper, you put your beliefs, desires, and experiences in language.
And this helps to understand them better, which leads to growth and change.
We can write emotions and put our feelings and thoughts on paper in a black-and-white format and feel more piece of mind.
You write only one word at a time, right?
When you write your thoughts by hand in your journal, your overthinking decreases…
This is because your thought speed starts to match your writing.
So it makes your thinking slow down, which brings more clarity.
The best part is you don’t need to do this for a long time to see results.
Just 5-10 minutes of journaling exercise can bring good results.
This is an incredibly beneficial exercise for creators and entrepreneurs who are constantly bombarded by information, especially gadgets and the internet.
And journaling in nature, unplugged from the phone, is a powerful rest too.