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Life can get overwhelming and your emotions can run high when you are battling with demons. Feeling stuck trying to solve a problem that seems unsolvable?

One of the most-used tools of therapists or consultants is journaling. Journaling is one of the most effective ways to create clarity and calm out of chaos and confusion.

Let’s look at 3 ways journaling can create more clarity in your life:

Journaling gives a voice to your feelings – Journaling is a judgment-free activity that doesn’t talk back to you or judge you. Journals are there to receive your information. Unlike your best friend or mother, a journal is there to listen and not offer unsolicited advice.

A journal doesn’t meddle or get bored. A journal simply provides a safe space for you to process what you’re feeling and what’s going on in your life. Whether your thoughts are good, bad, or socially inappropriate, a journal is an excellent way to free yourself from your burdens and reduce the chaos that may be swirling in your mind.

Journaling works with your mind to solve problems – Studies prove that our minds are designed to solve problems. Our psyche wants to figure out how to do whatever needs to be done. This is how innovation and technology have changed the world – by solving problems.

The best way to solve a problem is to work on it. Like solving a Rubik’s cube, imagine your mind twisting and turning those colors until you get the pattern that unlocks the door and fixes the dilemma.

Looking at different ways to solve a problem by doing your own twisting and turning can help you to unlock your mind and allow more possibilities to enter, swirl around, and the best one to become clear.

Journaling helps you define your next steps – As you journal and express yourself and work on the issues at hand, your mind experiences the release of dopamine and starts to feel calmer and more competent.gray metal stair beside red brick wall

Ideas start to form and flow as to what your next steps can or should be, and suddenly, you have an epiphany that changes the game.

Your sleep improves, your confidence improves, and you are focused.

There is something magical about releasing your chaos and confusion into a journal and discovering that there is calm and clarity available to you. Allow yourself to work through your issues by journaling and experience the satisfaction of solving your problems.

About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and a current resident of Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels empowers women 35+ to uplift their Souls, build healthy Self Esteem, and deepen Self-Discovery & Self-Knowledge with the proven practices of Affirmations and Journaling.

Dianne is a Unitarian Universalist Minister and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she currently lives in an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family), and proudly serves her community as a Registrar of voters.

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