I've never been a big fan of journaling. Not sure why. Maybe one of my sisters read my diary when I was little and it scarred me for life. (Just kidding ;-)
So, I write today's post admitting I've never really journaled. I've tried it a few times, but it never quite clicked. But that doesn't mean YOU shouldn't have a go at it.
There's a LOT of research that shows journaling has a positive impact on physical well-being. Here are some of the proven impacts:
1. Stretches Your IQ
2. Evokes Mindfulness
3. Helps you Achieve Goals
4. Fosters Emotional Intelligence
5. Boosts Memory and Comprehension
6. Strengthens Your Self-Discipline
7. Improves Communication Skills
9. Sparks Your Creativity
10. Builds Self-Confidence
So, to quote the famous words, "do as I say, not as I do," give journaling a try. It may be wonderful for you. Just remember to start easy. Patience and consistency are crucial in forming new habits. Begin writing perhaps three days a week, first thing in the morning or before sleeping.
And if you don't want to try journaling, try tapping instead. Not sure what tapping (or EFT) is? Google it. It's a wonderful tool, too.
So write, write, write or tap, tap, tap!
P.S. Tapping is not a dance step ;-) Although I find it funny that my very first dancing recital when I was little was tap dancing to "Put on a happy face." Maybe even back then I knew tapping was connected to happiness? ;-)
You can find more about tapping here: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/what-is-eft-tapping/