Wellness is a new buzz word in social media today.
For many, wellness incorporates health, diet, and exercise.
For me, I think of wellness as incorporating your mind, soul, as well as the body.
This is one reason I love the Write Back to You Journal. This journal aids in your mind and soul wellness. The writing prompts within guide you through a journey of self-discovery.
Because when we know ourselves, we can take measures to do the best things for ourselves. And writing can effectively help us to get to know ourselves.
3 Reasons Why Writing Is Key for Wellness
Writing helps you connect with your thoughts on a deep level.
If you have ever heard of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, you may have heard of the “stream of consciousness.” All this means is that you write your thoughts without stopping. (unabridged version)
When you write answers to a self-discovery question using the stream of consciousness method, you allow yourself to get all of your thoughts out.
The best way to do this is with the old analog way of pen and paper. (Yes, even in the digital era)
Using the pen and paper allows us to get our thoughts out without distraction.
There is nothing absolutely wrong with typing out our thoughts, but what if you are not as solid of a typist? This hang up may cause your thoughts to get backed up because the flow isn’t smooth.
However, when you write, without worrying about mistakes or misspelled words, you can get all of your thoughts out and connect with yourself on a deeper level.
2. When you take the time to review your writings, you can clearly access your needs.
All this means is that when you are writing in your journal on a specific topic and you date it - then put it away for a few weeks - come back to the journal entry to see what you have written. When you are looking at an entry from the future, you can assess if you have made these changes or not. This should hopefully prompt you to make those changes.
3. Writing is great for me-time.
When you are taking time out to write for a little bit - that is me time. That is time you are taking out for you. You don’t have to be a creative writer to journal. You are simply setting time aside to write your thoughts. That is great for assessing your mind, thoughts, and life. That is me-time.
I hope you enjoyed this blog entry.
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