The health-boosting benefits of journaling

Did you know that keeping a diary can improve your mental wellbeing? We take a look at how you can embrace the joys of journaling

People have been putting pen to paper and writing about what’s happening in their lives and the world around them for centuries. Over the years, the practice of recording events (as well as emotional responses to them), has come to be regarded as an important wellness tool.

From managing stress and developing self-awareness to boosting creativity and problem-solving skills, a number of scientific studies have exposed the connection between keeping a diary – or engaging in ‘expressive writing’ – and a range of positive mental health outcomes.


*Source: ResearchGate, Positive writing and positive well-being: Issues and implications

*Source: Positive Psychology Interventions for Chronic Physical Illnesses: A Systematic Review

*Source: Study reveals writing by hand makes kids smarter

*Source: Expressive writing can help with pandemic-induced relationship conflict, aggression: Study

*Source: Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing