Researchers in New Zealand have noted that writing about stressful events helps patients make sense of tragedy, reduce their distress and heal faster.
When we analyse visual data of writing rather than thinking silently, our cognition such as decision making, critically looking at a situation, and short-term memory functions better. It assists you in gaining understanding about your issues, and you may find solutions on your own.
You can also say that Journaling is a method of self-education and self-healing.
Some famous personalities who gave importance on journaling are-
- Thousands of pages were packed with sketches and reflections on Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings, inventions, observations, and ideas.
- During his lifetime, Albert Einstein gathered over 80,000 pages of notes.
- Throughout his life, former President John Adams kept over 51 journals.
- Over five million pages of notes were written by Thomas Edison.
But why are people involved in journaling?
To know how writing things down can help people, watch this video.
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