115. Keeping a Diary for Your Health

Many people think that keeping a diary is that teenage girls do. It's seen as a to write down who you have a crush , a place to write down secrets, things you 't want anyone else to know. The stereotype is only women keep diaries. In fact, your diary 't have to have pink flowers on it. Keeping diary, also called a journal, is a very tradition. It can be useful for many different of people. Many famous people have kept diaries. powerful people have kept diaries. Some of these include famous writers and even presidents.

Keeping a is said to have health benefits. It improves just mental and emotional health, but also physical . Studies show that keeping a diary, that is, out thoughts daily, can decrease asthma and arthritis . Writing uses your left brain, which is analytical rational. While your left brain is busy, your brain is free to create and feel. This mental blocks and allows you to use all your brain power to better understand yourself, others, the world around you.

The key to successful keeping is not editing, which means not stopping thoughts from coming through. This even means allowing that disturb you to come out in your . It helps clarify your feelings, and is especially if a person is faced with a hard . Sometimes just writing down the pros and cons you better understand an issue. You begin to a problem from different angles. This is helpful you are having a disagreement with others.