Journaling, at any age, is the perfect escape and opportunity to simply be. It has no rules of rhyming or structure, no word count requirements or dreaded topics to choose from. Writing free-form is a freeing way to express yourself and keep tally of where you’ve been and what you have to be grateful for.

On rainy days in the summer you can stay inside with your notebook and dream. Create a wish list of things you’d like to do when the skies are clear again. On hot days, take your writing to the beach. Journal about what you see, feel, smell or a favourite taste you’ve experienced. Do you remember the first time you fell in love with the song of your season? Tell your future self about it by recording how you feel, what song it is and what you were doing when you heard it.

Expressing yourself through writing is a wonderful way to understand who you are now and who you were when you wrote it and read it in the future. There is plenty of opportunity for you to get started today so go do it!

8 Health benefits of Journaling:

  1. Lowers Blood Pressure
  2. Improves Mood
  3. Lowers Stress
  4. Improves Lung Functions
  5. Improves Appreciation
  6. Improves Optimism
  7. Improved Memory
  8. Better Sleep