Many business leaders struggle with stress. Over time, stress can turn into more serious mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. A great way to improve your mental health is by taking the extra time each day to journal. You can choose to journal in various ways, whether you prefer to use old-fashioned pen and paper or use an app on your phone.
Here is one of the main ways that journaling can improve your mental health.
Helps You to Relax
One of the benefits of writing in a journal is that it helps you to relax. Write about the stressors of your day to release them from your mind. Or consider a different approach: Write about your gratitude or all the things that went RIGHT today. Taking the extra time to relax is also a great way to boost your immune system and help you stay mentally and physically healthy. Writing in a journal for only 15 to 20 minutes a day a few times a week is an effective way to relax and unwind from the stress of each day.
Today could have been an actual stressor for me. I had a meeting, two mastermind groups, a journal class, and writing to do. There was very little time for me to catch my breath in between each session and course. However, I did take some time to write about my day. It helped take away my feelings of stress.
The great thing about writing about my day, I started feeling good about my day instead of the pressure of the day. I had accomplished so much, and I felt a sense of pride in those accomplishments. It is one of the benefits journaling can provide for you. Set yourself free, and start journaling.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.