1. Journaling lowers your heart rate and decreases mental and physical stress.
2. It eases symptoms of anxiety, depression, and grief.
3. According to Harvard Health, journaling can also be effective for people who are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Writing access the left hemisphere of your brain, which is analytical and rational. While your left brain is occupied, your right brain is free to do what it does best, i.e. create, intuit and feel. In this way, writing removes mental blocks and allows us to use more of our brainpower to better understand ourselves and the world around us."
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