The Write Stuff

Blogs, Twitter and Facebook are all ways to get your thoughts and ideas out in the world, but you should know, once they’ve been posted, it’s hard to hide them. If you’re looking for a way to write down your ideas and protect your privacy, consider starting a journal. It’s a great way to vent your feelings and deal with the stress of the day. What else does journaling help with?

  • Know yourself. If you write almost daily in a journal, you may get to know yourself better.
  • Solve problems. You might gain insights on how you can resolve issues at school, with friends or with family by writing them down.
  • Lower stress. By getting your thoughts, fears, anger and frustrations on paper, you can get them out of your head and hopefully lower your stress levels.

Extend Your Writing Hand

Journaling is not only good for your mental health, but it can also be used for tracking your spending habits. Try writing down all of your purchases for a week and see where you can tighten up your budget. Writing everything down can also help you avoid overdrawing your checking account.