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Written by Ta’Nya Wallace

How many of you have so many thoughts and emotions that you don’t know how to express yourself in words to anyone that asks? You are feeling tired of not being able to express those feelings, but I think I have a perfect way for you to express yourself. Journaling! You may think, “Oh no, not journaling, that’s what everyone tells me to do,” but there are benefits to it.

Expressing Your Thoughts or Feelings

You will be able to express your emotions and or feelings easier. The good thing about journaling is that you don’t have to worry about saying the wrong things or finding the right words to express how you feel or what you think. Now I know that you may think that journaling is not going to help you at all but it will help you to be able to perfectly express yourself.

A Great Outlet

This is also a great outlet for when you are having a tough time at school or home. You will be able to write how you feel. I know that you may cry when writing your thoughts or feelings, but it’s better than keeping them bottled up. I should know because I used to be like you, keeping all my thoughts or feelings hidden until my mom told me about journaling. I was nervous to start. I always told my mom that I had nothing to say. She told me to give it a try, so I did. I still thought I had nothing to say, but as soon as my pen hit the paper, everything I kept bottled up flowed through the pen onto the paper. It turns out I had everything to say I just didn’t know how to say it. Maybe journaling will be a great thing for you.

It Helps You

Journaling is a way for you to be yourself without people looking at you weird or judging you. It is a healthy way for you to express your feelings, keeping them bottled up isn’t very healthy for you or your mind. You may be like me and think “I’m fine” or “I don’t even know what to say or how to say it,” just let the pen do all the talking and you will be shocked how everything you are thinking or feeling comes directly from your brain and heart out the pen or pencil onto the paper. Trust me, it will be worth it. Please give journaling a try, I promise you won’t regret it.