Keeping a private journal is a fun thing to do and incredibly good for you. I’m pretty lazy and only tend to write a journal when I’m not involved in writing a book but if you’re not a writer it really is a great relaxation tool. Just to sit quietly even if just for a few minutes and spill your stress onto the page, I guess it’s similar to talking to a friend but this will be your best friend, it’ll never gossip about you just as long as you don’t publish it on Facebook! So its a problem shared and all that without the drama. It works though and I know I always feel more relaxed afterwards, once the anger/stress is out I can relax.
If you are a writer it’s a great way of stretching your writing muscle and can be an endless source of material.
If I get stuck whilst writing I just sit for 10 minutes and write down anything that comes into my head and it generally clears out the rubbish so I can get back to thinking about what I should be writing.
Give it a try you might enjoy it. Free thinking is great for the soul and knowing no one else will ever read it is incredibly freeing.
It’s cheaper than a shrink too 😆