Tranquilosophy: Journal

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Week 35: Journal

Thoughts and emotions wash over me, they bubble up, and I’m unable to contain them.

It’s early, the house is still sleeping and I’m sitting at my desk surrounded by writing supplies, but paralyzed by where to begin.

I reach for my notebook and pen, sink into the plush damask chair, and release the inner cacophony onto the page.

And this therapeutic process is called journaling.

Studies show that this simple act helps stimulate creativity, bring mindfulness to a wandering mind, process post-traumatic stress disorder, increase sleep, decrease stress and anxiety, and even decrease cancer symptoms.

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