Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
By examining positive moments too closely, we suck the joy right out of them.
Therefore, when seeking insights from journaling, explore the negative and not overthink the positive.
Using journaling solely as an outlet for discharging emotions may suck the insight right out of the experience.
The benefits of expressive writing only emerge when we write about both the factual and the emotional aspects of the events we’re describing—neither on its own is effective...
To ensure maximum benefits, it’s probably best that you don’t write every day in your journal.
People should not write about a horrible event for more than a couple of weeks. You risk getting into a sort of cycle of self-pity. But standing back every now and then and evaluating wher...
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