Journaling can be therapeutic for your mind and body.

You may have been “assigned” journaling as part of therapy, or thought about journaling on your own. But where do you start? Start with the basics.

First, journaling is just a way to record your thoughts and feelings. Second, deciding to journal is a great way to improve your wellbeing. Journaling isn’t just beneficial to your mind; it also helps your physical health too. In a study of patients with either asthma or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), writing about stressful life events for just 20 minutes a day led to significant improvements in health in just four months.