How writing a journal can help heal, grow and thrive

This month I am challenging myself to write a blog post every day as part of National Blog Posting Month.  And without a doubt, it will be a challenge for me!  I am not a natural ‘writer’.  I am a scientist!  I like facts, I like being to the point.  I rarely read fiction, I have little interest in poetry or story-telling.  But I recognise the benefits of writing a blog and so this is why I am pushing myself to try it for a month.

My blog is like my personal journal that I choose to share with others.  The benefits of writing a journal are well founded in the treatment of depression, stress and anxiety disorders.  In addition, journaling can help with day-today problem solving and clarify the mind. Dealing with infertility means dealing with all of these issues as well; so as well as taking medications to overcome the physical, blogging is my way to overcome the mental.

It has been scientifically proven that people who write about their deepest thoughts and feelings about events that upset them have stronger immunity and visit their doctor half as often as those who write only about trivial events.   So I shall also be challenging myself not just to write something every day, but write something deeper.

I’m not sure what the coming month holds for my blog posts but I am excited to try it!

You can’t know where you are going if you don’t know where you are

Happy NaBloMoPo-ing everyone!

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Find more bloggers like me participating in NaBloPoMo here: http://www.blogher.com/are-you-posting-every-day-november-nablopomo-add-your-blog-blogroll-now

NaBloPoMo November 2015

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11 thoughts on “How writing a journal can help heal, grow and thrive

  1. notpregnantinrezza says:

    I didn’t know that there were scientific benefits for journal writing but it makes sense. I find it so helpful especially when I mostly keep fertility treatment a secret. I’m sure you’ll mix lots of good writing with interesting science for your daily blog, looking forward to it. 🙂

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