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I love journaling, it keeps me balanced, focused and have been doing it since 2000, the year I went to junior high.

I thought I would share them in case you are trying to change your life or something, I don't know?

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Reap the Benefits of Brain Plasticity: How Writing in a Journal Can Change How You Think

       Journaling is an incredibly beneficial habit that can dramatically improve your mental and emotional well being. Writing in a journal is not just a way to document your thoughts and feelings; it can also help you to rewire your brain and change how you think. With the power of brain plasticity, you can use journaling to reflect on your thoughts and behaviors, and ultimately rewire your brain to think and act differently.

 

      Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, is the ability of the brain to rewire and reorganize itself to adapt to new information, experiences, and behaviors. This means that the brain is capable of changing itself for the better, based on what you learn and experience. Neuroplasticity is the reason why we can learn new things and why we can modify our behavior and thought patterns.

      Journaling is an effective tool to take advantage of our brain's plasticity and make meaningful changes in how we think and act. When you write in a journal, you are taking the time to reflect on your thoughts and feelings, and this can be an incredibly powerful experience. By reflecting on our thoughts, we can gain insight into our behaviors and beliefs, and make necessary changes in order to improve our mental and emotional well being.

 

      Through journaling, you can also practice positive thinking and emphasize positive experiences, which can help to rewire your brain and make you think more positively. Additionally, by writing down your thoughts and feelings, you can gain clarity on any problems or issues you may be facing. This can help you to come up with creative solutions and come up with a plan of action to make positive changes in your life.

 

      In order to reap the full benefits of journaling, it is important to make it a regular habit. Setting aside a few minutes each day to write in your journal can be incredibly helpful in cultivating positive thinking and making meaningful changes in your life. It is important to be honest and open in your writing, and to take the time to reflect on your thoughts and feelings. With regular practice, journaling can be an incredibly powerful tool for taking advantage of brain plasticity and changing how you think.

10 Benefits of Keeping a Journal

1. Clarity:

Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you gain clarity and perspective on whatever problem you’re facing. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, having a written record of your thoughts can help you figure out how to move forward.

 

2. Stress Relief:

Writing can be a great way to relieve stress and tension. Just the act of putting pen to paper can be calming and help you sort out what’s causing your stress.

3. Problem-solving:

Writing can help you brainstorm solutions to any problems you’re facing. It can help you look at a situation from different angles and come up with creative solutions.

4. Goal Setting:

Writing down your goals and tracking your progress can help you stay motivated and on track. Keeping a journal of your goals and how you’re progressing will help you stay focused and make sure you’re making progress.

5. Expression:

Writing can be a great way to express yourself and get your feelings out. Exploring your thoughts and feelings on paper can help you understand them better and make sense of your emotions.

6. Memory:

Writing can help you remember important facts and ideas. Having a written record of your ideas can be helpful if you need to recall information quickly.

7. Organization:

Writing down tasks, ideas, and appointments can help you stay organized and on top of your goals. Even if you don’t need to refer back to the information, having a written record can help you stay focused and on track.

8. Reflection:

Writing can help you reflect on your day and analyze your thoughts and feelings. Having a written record of your daily activities can help you look back and understand how certain events or conversations made you feel.

9. Self-Discovery:

Writing can help you explore yourself and gain insight into your own thoughts and feelings.Exploring your thoughts on paper can help you understand yourself better and gain a better understanding of why you think and act the way you do.

10. Accountability:

Writing down your goals and tasks can help you stay accountable and make sure you’re making progress. Having a written record of your goals and tasks can help you stay focused and motivated.

 

Keeping a journal is one of the best ways to take advantage of the benefits of writing things down. Writing can help you gain clarity, relieve stress, and set and achieve your goals. So grab a pen and paper and get writing!

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