The very first Stigma Battle Podcast delves deep into why writing is great for our mental health. From enhancing memory, creativity, sleep, and empathy, journaling does many beautiful things for the human mind and body. I invite you along for this no-frills discussion, and to further research how the various forms of therapeutic writing create holistic therapy.
Legendary author Ernest Hemingway urged us to “write hard and clear about what hurts.” Today, over 200 scientific studies prove that scribing about expression, creativity, and self-reflection can deliver us from our daily traps.
As a long-time writer, I endorse my chosen craft’s uplifting effect. Hopefully, if you don’t already journal, I encourage you to give writing a try. When used alongside exercise, good diet, meditation, and approved sleep hygiene, it’s a transformative practice.
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, journaling can help you:
- Manage anxiety
- Reduce stress
- Cope with depression
Journaling helps control your symptoms and improve your mood by:
- Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns
- Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them
- Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors
In addition, the cost-effective nature of buying a pencil, pen, and notepad for this daily escape is generally affordable on any shoestring budget. Writing, literally, is another prime example of why the best things in life are either free or almost free.
That stated, the Stigma Battle Podcast’s opening topic is just the start of a much larger weekly discussion. So come along, and become part of SB’s daily battle to erase cultural misconceptions about mental health.
Here is episode one of SBP in its entirety. I sincerely hope you enjoy the content and grow from its provided information. If you have any feedback, leave a comment below. And as always, be blessed!
Stigma Battle Podcast Episode 1ROME Los Angeles
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When I was younger, I did write in my daily journal. After listening to this podcast, I realize the need for me to start journaling again.
Hi, Amy. I cannot emphasize enough how important writing is for mental health. Thanks for reading!
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