The Joy of Journalling!

“Better out than in.”

– Shreck

I have a really busy head!  It can often feel very chaotic inside my brain.  And when the old “mind masturbation” thing starts happening, I know I need to get it out instead of letting it fester inside.

But not only is journalling an excellent way of stopping the chaos, I have also learned it’s actually good for me!

According to

Journalling can:

•    Improve physical health and mental well-being
•    Diminish symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse, PTSD, asthma, arthritis, and many other health conditions and disorders
•    Improve cognitive functioning
•    Make therapy more effective
•    Strengthen the immune system, preventing a host of illnesses
•    Counteract many of the negative effects of stress
•    Finally, journaling is for everyone. It just “feels good” to write

There are beautiful blank books out there just begging to be filled up.  Or if technology is simpler for you, try Penzu – The Free Journal Online

My very favorite book regarding journalling is The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.

The Artist’s Way is a brilliant book, full of helpful, insightful, wonderful tools.

If you have time, take a minute to watch this wonderful video of Julia Cameron.  She’s such an inspiring woman!

If you journal, I’d love to hear about why you enjoy it.  And let me know if you enjoyed watching Julia Cameron.

As always, thank you for visiting my blog.  I appreciate it.

8 thoughts on “The Joy of Journalling!

  1. The Artist’s Way changed my life many years ago and I very much this video you shared of Julia Cameron. You have a very lovely energy coming through your website.

    I also want to thank you for subscribing to my blog. I hope to have a nice conversation with you through our respective blogs! Very nice to meet you!

    Warm regards,


  2. Patti – thanks for writing this post and introducing us to the quote by St. Thomas Aquinas and the Scott Adams reflection on affirmations. That was fantastic and I’m excited to hear about other people’s successes with affirmations. I’m going to follow your work here; you have a great collection of reflections on how to reframe and restructure your thinking with much self reflection. Currently I’m working on a project that looks at what recent research in psychology, economics and positive psychology can do to inform young adults who are going through the so-called “quarter life crisis” (writing over at and I think there is some over lap with a lot of the material you highlight here. I’m looking forward to interacting with you further in the future.


    • John – thank you so much for the thoughtful comment. And I’m so happy that you appreciated some of my past quotes and posts. Your work sounds really fascinating and I am eager to learn more about the “quarter-life crisis.” I will spend some time at your site:
      I too look forward to further interaction in the future.
      Thanks for making the effort to connect!


  3. Pingback: Using Journals for Memoir Writing and More | Writing Your Destiny

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