“Oprah Winfrey opens writes and nurtures her soul when writing in a daily journal.” – Abigail Johnson Akingbade
Oprah Winfrey has been dealing with depression most of her adult life. She writes about her struggles with mental depression and overeating in her book, Make the Connection – 10 Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life.
Oprah Winfrey has kept a journal since the age of 15. Check out the video where she talks about releasing private journal entries to the public.
If billionaire Oprah Winfrey who has access to many resources others can’t fathom uses daily journal writing to soothe her soul then you must know it can help you. Writing in a journal everyday can help you in 5 ways when suffering from depression.
#1 Release of Stress
You never know how much stress you are under until you put the pen to paper and your thoughts come out.
When you finish writing it is like a weight has been lifted off your soul.
It is a form of expression where your words on paper not only capture your present feelings but also it gives you an emotional liberation.
#2 Clears Your Thoughts
Ever had a day where you are overwhelmed and you can’t think straight from all the anxiety you unknowingly suppress?
Pick up a pen and start writing.
When you start to write all the flurry of unknown feelings come pouring out and you finally realize what’s been annoying you lately.
Writing gives you the freedom to write exactly how you feel without others judgments and as a result you are able to fully develop and articulate your feelings and you may even come to a revelation that you had not known about yourself.
You can get a better understanding of who you are.
#3 Expression of self
Do you know yourself?
Write out your thoughts in an intimate setting and really look deep within to know yourself.
You never know what’s deep within until you take the time to write your goals, thoughts, opinions, and circumstances on paper.
If you are lost and discouraged writing captures the essence of who you are in that present moment.
It’s a time capsule for your life history where you can look back to see how much you have grown over the years.
#4 Listen to yourself
Have you ever met someone who has the most peculiar outlook on life and you wonder are they even taking their own advice? You may be one of those people.
Your strength is in following your own philosophies about life.
When writing you are able to release negativity that keeps you captive to living depressed.
You release fears, personal thoughts and you are able to be authentic with who you are.
It is a way to take inventory of how you are developing mentally and knowing these things you can take action to correct it and essentially better yourself.
#5 Freedom in being creative
You not only express your thoughts freely in a daily journal but also you can be creative and write down your dreams, ideas for innovations or even sketch cartoon characters that bring you joy.
It can be a form of entertainment for yourself that brings you joy.
When your tears dry or the circumstances get better writing in a journal can be your main source of freedom to be yourself without the constraints of others criticism.
O.W.N Your Journal …
The most powerful woman in the world Oprah Winfrey opens writes and nurtures her soul with writing in a journal.
OPEN WRITE AND NURTURE YOUR SOUL WITH WRITING IN YOUR JOURNAL EVERYDAY.
Get a journal and start writing in it everyday.
It soothes your soul!
A journal is not the first place you can start writing your thoughts. Please leave a comment and let me know.
Are you going to start writing in a journal everyday?
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