Everyone experiences bad days in menopause, and need a safe place to let those feelings out. This is where journaling comes in. You don’t need a fancy store-bought journal; plain paper will work just as well. What you write is for your eyes only, and there are no rules. Don’t worry about typos, misspelled words, or advice from the grammar police.
Here are 4 benefits of journaling in menopause:
Release Pent-Up Emotions
Our society has conditioned us to think that everyone should always be happy, so when feelings such as fear, doubt, frustration, and anger surface, we hold them inside of us hoping they will go away. Journaling brings these feelings to the surface, so you can deal with them.
If you’re going through a loss, your emotions are raw, so shorter journaling entries allow you to express yourself without feeling overwhelmed. Don’t worry if you feel like crying, screaming, or tearing a hole in the page as you write. It is all part of the healing process.
In our hurry-up society, it’s easy to feel like you’re falling behind. Your mind is continually racing just thinking about all you have to accomplish and how you’re going to fit it all in. Journaling lets you hold thoughts still so you can think more clearly.
Once you get into a journal writing routine, you’ll realize the things that make you feel happy and confident. It’s also a time to let go of people who are toxic in your life. You’re on a journey of personal growth and these people no longer fit into your new confident life.