Journaling is one of the most powerful tools you can utilize during any season of life. I used to be an avid ‘journaler’ (I don’t think that’s a word but it means one who journals). As life got busier, I find myself not writing in my journal as much. I can tell the difference. I was clearer about my thoughts and feelings when I wrote in a journal. I process situations better when I write in my journal. It is a stress reducer.

Start writing 10 minutes daily. Begin anywhere, and forget spelling and punctuation. Write without censor. Pick a theme for the day, week or month. Use it as a gratitude journal. There really are no rules. Just write.