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Journal Yourself Healthy- More Powerful Then You Think

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Journal Yourself Healthy

Today I wish to share with you one of the simplest brain health techniques you can add to your life, writing a journal is more powerful then you might realize. Especially for those of you who live alone or are too shy to talk to people about what is on your mind, its a proven fact keeping things to yourself is one of the most unhealthy things we can do. I have experienced how powerful writing your emotional feelings and thoughts in a journal can be to improve your health, just getting the things which are on your mind on paper is such a stress release technique. I have found it has allowed me to be less anxious, a clearer mind and has helped me to improve my sleep quality. This is a very useful technique to add in your life if you are the type of person who has problems falling asleep because your mind  will not relax, I have been writing in a journal for over 5 years now. I start my day and end my day with my very good friend my journal.


Your new best friend will assist you in many more ways then you might imagine, I have accomplished so much with this simple technique in my life. What can you write about, well depending on what is going on in your life will determine what you share with your best friend. Some of the ways this technique has improved my health and my life are:

  • Personal Emotional Stress Release
  • Brain Storming
  • Weight Loss
  • Exercise
  • Personal Goals
  • Professional Goals
  • Gratitude For The Blessings In My Life
  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Problem Solving


Believe me, I have used this technique for many more ways over the past 5 years. These are the ones which comes to mind at this time, you can use this to accomplish almost anything in your life. Please keep an open mind to new techniques to improve your health, you never know what might work for you unless you give it a try.  There are many resources to get started , one which has been around for quite many years and has high reviews  is a workout I would like to share with you.


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Challenge negative thinking while keeping track of your thoughts and feelings using this handy journal. 12 weeks of practical ideas and exercises to help guide you through your therapy.

  • Maintain your mind
  • Assess the positives
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  • Explore mindful thinking
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  • Help you accept your past and enjoy the present
  • Accomplish your goals and dreams in life
  • Manage your life more sufficient



Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars this will help put things in slow motion
By John E. Rittehouse on February 13, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As you walk through this it slows your thought process down so you can reflect upon your self without someone actually telling you in an insulting way you need to change your ways!

5.0 out of 5 starsIt is very handy
By Geek Dad’s Computer Service on August 23, 2013
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I love the prompts to help you along the way. It is a great extension of CBT for Dummies. I am using it with CBT for Dummies, Anxiety and Depression for Dummies, and Anger Management for Dummies.

5.0 out of 5 starsCannot thank the publishers enough!
By LeEllen Anderson on October 14, 2013
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I work as a therapist and recently started work with a clt who has short term memory loss. I felt that this journal and the two books that accompany it would be good for him to keep with him, When I started using it and reading it, the set of books far exceeded my expectations. Dummies people I can not thank you enough.

5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic book!
By Amazon Customer on February 16, 2016
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I am a few chapters in the book and I am very satisfied. Easy to read and understand, and very thorough with explaining processes for solving issues. Much recommended for all who need help.

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Final Thoughts

I hope my post today has been useful and something you might consider in the near future, weather you decide to follow a workout similar to the one in this post or just purchase yourself a notebook at a dollar store. Give this technique a try, start out writing just whatever is on your mind. Don’t think about what you wish to write , just allow it to flow from your brain to the paper naturally. At first it will feel very weird, but stick with it and in a very short time you might find this to be one of the most powerful techniques to improve your health and your life.




  • Lionismee says:

    I agree that journaling is a great technique. I have used journaling as a stress release for many years. I find that once my thoughts, ideas and emotions are on paper I don’t lay awake at night ruminating over them. I have also found that it helps me to find out what is bothering me. I often don’t know why I am worried until it comes out of my pen.

    I didn’t realize that there were resources such as the CBT Journal available. It would be a helpful resource for people just starting out.

    • Jeff says:

      Thank You
      I am happy writing in your journal has benefited you, I have experienced the same myself over the years.
      I use to lay awake at night with all kinds of thoughts racing through my head, now I do sleep much better
      and feel more energized during the day.

      Take Care

  • Ed says:

    Hi Jeff, I left a comment on your site also. Great site! Very informative content. I have not experienced the same things as you, but I have always been socially awkward so I don’t like to be in large social situations.
    I have a journal that I have been meaning to post in but never have. I think you just gave me the push that I needed!! Thanks for very interesting site with a lot of content and visuals. I will come back to see what else you have added!!

    • Jeff says:

      Thank You Ed
      I appreciate your comment and considering giving journal a try, it does help so many people.
      So why not you, give it a try nothing to lose.


  • Ed Reilly says:

    Hi Jeff, I just wanted to say that I have been planning on starting a journal but have never gotten started. I think your site just gave me the push I needed to do so! I found your site and personal testimony very interesting and well written. Although I have never experienced quite the same feeling as you, I have always been socially awkward, so I can relate to some degree. Thanks for an inspiring site and please continue to add content! I will be back.

  • Laurie says:

    I totally agree with the premise of this post. Journaling has gotten me through some tough times in life, allowing me to express and organize my thoughts. In fact when I look back at my notebooks, I’ve really done the most writing during difficult experiences or change. It’s amazing how therapeutic it is just to put one’s worries and plans on paper.
    I’m enjoying your blog, and I’m looking forward to maximizing my brain power!

    • Jeff says:

      Thank You Laurie
      I am happy you have read my blog post, journal writing is a powerful tool to use in your life.
      It takes some time to get into it, but once you see the benefits you will appreciate adding this
      in your life.

  • albina says:

    My thoughts about life begins with your health’s journal your self healthy more powerful than you think;
    Well, writing your personal journal is a very powerful tool it reduces stress almost by 60% why, it is because those who stay alone are prone to stress, so by writing it you are communicating so it cuts down stress.
    By writing a journal it gives you exercise therefore cuts down your weight.
    It also improves on your way of solving of personal problems, wonderful. I personally like how you are explaining it in your post, this automatically solves one’s problems. Many people go through the same problems every day and your article solves some, well done. .

  • jason says:

    Hi Jeff, I had never thought of the power of a journal this way. I must admit I have never wrote one so have never felt the benefits of one. This post has inspired me to give one a try. I enjoyed your post Jeff so thanks for the time you took to write it.

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