I’ve been restless for the past few days. Anxious really. I have a mild form of anxiety disorder but it’s been under control for a while now. No panic attacks for a couple of months at least. But still, for the last few days, rather weeks I’ve been having a disquieting feeling in general.

And then I realized, I haven’t been journaling my feeling much. Over the last month or so, work has become pretty busy and all my free time, apart from family time, is devoted to either catching up with my friends, blogging or reading. When I’m too tired to do any of that I watch TV shows. So no writing in my journal.

It’s amazing the power that writing in a journal can actually have. I realized that more today when I sat and just wrote out all my feelings. It felt like a weight being lifted. As I look through my journals, I can see pages and pages of the same things written out day after day, just to get me through the difficult times.

Talking to people is great. But the way you can say things in a journal, completely uninhibited, makes a difference. More so when you have the same issue you want to nag about day after day. Sometimes, it takes time to work through a problem or a difficult situation and being able to talk about it or write about again and again really helps. It’s important for mental well-being and a great stress buster. I feel much better now and I will definitely remember not to compromise my journal time in the future.