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An effective way to promote emotional well-being is to express what’s going on in our interior lives.

Such expression helps with day-to-day frustrations as well as more emotionally intense periods in our lives.

The fundamental therapeutic value of self-expression shows itself when we socialise with friends or talk to a psychotherapist or get together with family – and when we express to ourselves in a journal.

Indeed, journaling is one of the most direct and helpful activities for maintaining our mental health.

We cannot go to therapy all hours of the day, every day of the week – we don’t have the time or the resources.

Friends are helpful, but friends want to discuss a variety of topics in addition to what’s troubling us. Writing in a journal, on the other hand, is always available to us.

Journaling can help us emotionally by managing anxiety, reducing stress, coping with life, and accommodating uncertainty. It can help us cognitively by encouraging us to analyse our daily lives, describing our concerns and fears and identifying what’s limiting or even sabotaging our goals.