Friday, 5 October 2012

Have you started a journal yet?

Going into third level education is a life changing experience. It is something that deserves to be recorded in its own right. But there is increasing scientific evidence of the many positive benefits of keeping a journal. Writing a journal uses the left analytical part of your brain – allowing the intuitive and imaginative right side to relax and muse and come up with creative solutions to any problems you may be having. Other benefits include
  • ·        Bringing clarity to your thoughts
  • ·        Increase creativity
  • ·        Increasing your understanding of yourself
  • ·        Providing an outlet for difficult experiences such as sorrow, grief, anger
  • ·        Give you a space to write, examine and resolve any arguments or disagreements you have had with friends, family, tutors, flat mates, etc.
  • ·        A lasting record of your achievements, of the problems you have resolved and the goals you have achieved.
If you haven’t done so already, buy a journal today. Find a space every day to write, even if it is only a couple of lines. It will be a great help to you.

For more see the essay:
The Health Benefits of Journaling, by Maud Purcell, LCSW, CEAP 

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