Here is a simple method for identifying and relieving stress through journaling, Write as quickly as possible, jotting down the feelings and thoughts you’re currently experiencing. Don’t think about spelling or grammar; just write what comes to mind. Once you’ve done that, it can be helpful to read the writing to a loved one or to a close friend you trust.
Taking time for self-care is an important way to shift from exhaustion and stress to enjoying life. Journal writing is a simple, inexpensive and accessible way to connect to what is important and turn the stress around.
Melissa Burch is the author of The Four Methods of Journal Writing: Finding Yourself through Memoir.
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