RISMEDIA, June 7, 2010—As life gets more complex, sometimes we feel like we’re bouncing from one circumstance to another, like a pinball caught in a never-ending game. But one expert believes that something as simple as writing about your day can make the tough stuff a little easier.
“Writing about your life, what we call ‘journaling,’ can improve job satisfaction, aid in juggling modern family dynamics, bring focus to marital and work relationships and simply bring about a sense of emotional, physical and spiritual well-being,” said Maureen Daigle-Weaver, author of Write Yourself Free: Conscious Living and Personal Peace Through the Power of the Pen. “Journaling is the easiest way to explore our lives and find the answers we seek.”
Daigle-Weaver believes the benefits from journaling include:
Trouble at Work – In a recession, many of us are holding down two jobs or barely clinging to the one we have. Journaling can help you eject the stress and harness the positive feelings you have about work and keep you on an even keel.
Family Matters – Taking care of a family financially is enough of a challenge in these times, let alone tending to a family’s emotional needs. Finding energy and focus at the end of a long day can be a dilemma, but journaling can help you prioritize your family’s needs along with your own.
Stress – So many of us live life off balance, lurching from one crisis to the next, without any ability to focus on what really should come next. Journaling can act both as a tool to help you vent as well as one to help you create order in your life from amidst the chaos. It can be a source of peace and serenity in a time when we all seem to need it the most.
“Journaling is a safe, effective and healthy way of venting, and a creative and transformational skill that can easily be learned and used by practically anyone for finding inner peace, personal power and freedom,” she said.