The Pen and Paper Prescription to Healing
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to have better physical and mental health without taking another pill?
There is. It’s called Journaling!
But don’t take my word. Here’s a doctor’s perspective.
“15 Journaling Exercises to Help You Heal, Grow, and Thrive,” by Dr. Wayne Jonas
There is SO much in this one article about journaling – Who it’s for, What it’s for and even 15 exercises on How to do it.
Get to know YOU!
Documenting your thoughts with a pen and paper is a way to acknowledge past experiences that may be causing you pain and reintegrating them into your life so they become a part of you. It helps bring order to your deepest thoughts and fears and enables you to learn from the person who knows you best: you.
Here’s a sampling of the categories for the 15 exercises.
- Dive Into Your Emotional State
- Discover Your Safe Place
- Build a Positive Relationship With Food
- Create a Balance
- Connect to Your Loved Ones
I encourage you to park on this post for awhile. Dr. Jonas does a great job breaking it down.
Journaling is just what the doctor ordered!