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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A journal entry a day keeps the doctor away

A balanced diet and exercise are healthy habits to keep you in good physical condition. Although exercise can help your mental condition by reducing stress, journaling is another way to reduce stress that not only improves creativity, writing and communication skills but also boosts memory, helps goal achievement, increases IQ and emotional intelligence and evokes mindfulness.

Just like diet and exercise, journaling has to be consistent to be effective. Most people journal from a few minutes to 20 minutes a day. If you are not sure where to start, the next time you are feeling stressed find a quiet space and think about what you are experiencing and start writing without worrying about how it looks or sounds. According to The University of Rochester Medical Center, “When you have a problem and you're stressed, keeping a journal can help you identify what’s causing that stress or anxiety. Then, once you’ve identified your stressors, you can work on a plan to resolve the problems and, in turn, reduce stress.”

Sometimes people need an incentive to start journaling. One look at beautiful journals and the bounty of colorful pens can be what inspires you to open a journal and start writing. There is an enormous community of people who not only love to journal, but enjoy the creativity and relaxation of doodling, hand lettering and improving the lost art of good penmanship. If you don’t regularly journal and decide to start, you will soon understand the benefits and want to share it with others making journals the perfect gifts for clients.

At SEP Communications we want to be part of your journaling journey. We have so many ideas to help you select the perfect journals and writing instruments for your clients. Please contact us with any questions you may have. Happy journaling!