benefits of journaling
It is a well-known phenomenon that as we get older, time seems to move more quickly, and nobody feels this more intensely than baby boomers, especially around the holidays.
There are no hard and fast rules for how to journal, or even why to do it, but here are a few reasons you should consider trying your hand at putting pen to paper.
Of all literary genres, the diary is the least read and most uninteresting, with possible exception of Wilde or Anais Nin. A nutrition label on a loaf of pumpernickel is more exciting. So if no one is going to read your diary -- and really, you don't want them to -- then, why write at all?
It may not seem as if you are moving forward, in real time. But journaling in this way is kind of like time-lapse photography -- in one or two or three months, you'll be able to step back, look at the big picture, and see how you really are moving on.
Ease into it. One final thing to keep in mind: The more balanced your journal is the better. "When you only concentrate on
The very act of writing has been scientifically shown to be a beneficial creative process. By putting pen to paper, you are using the left side of your brain, which is critical and rational. This gives the right side of your brain a chance to access your feelings and intuition without any mental blocks.