Why Journaling is Good for Your Mental Health – Christopher Reeve Foundation

Why Journaling is Good for Your Mental Health

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Lauren Presutti
Life After Paralysis
on February 22, 2023

Mental Health

Journaling is one of the easiest things that you can do to reduce stress, help with anxiety or depression, organize your life, build self-awareness, achieve clarity, and overall enhance your sense of inner peace. It’s a great coping skill that you can do privately to make sense of your experiences. For people recovering from trauma, especially those in the spinal cord injury community, journaling can be highly therapeutic and contribute to your sense of healing. Even beyond trauma recovery, journaling helps to keep your thoughts organized as you go through all the ups and downs throughout your life. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day because journaling helps us reflect and process our perceptions, which helps calm our nervous system.

Journaling also helps us create order when we feel like things are chaotic in the world around us. Consider your writing time [...]

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