As people seek ways to support their holistic wellness in their daily lives, journaling is an ideal tool for building that lifestyle. Moreover, it can complement and reinforce the benefits of spas’ wellness programs and treatments. It has many benefits for the mind and body and can empower people to make changes that serve their well-being. Let’s dive in.
Journaling our thoughts and feelings gives us relief, bringing about emotional balance. When we are stressed, down or upset, journaling is an outlet that can feel like a weight lifted.
Although our instinct can be to ignore painful feelings, it’s important to feel all of those feelings for our healing and mental health. Journaling gives us a safe space to acknowledge, feel and move through those harder emotions, with love.
On the other hand, when we are happy, journaling can help us to savor positive feelings. This amplifies our joy and positivity, balancing those negative feelings.
Journaling also builds our mind-body connection, as it is ultimately a practice in mindfulness. When we journal, we write what comes to mind as it comes to mind. When done regularly, this can carry over to all aspects of our life, even when we are not sitting down and journaling.
Alina Liao is the founder of Zenit Journals (www.zenitjournals.com), a wellness company that empowers people to support their mental health and wellness in their daily lives through mindful journaling.