Writing a journal has numerous benefits for retirees. It’s one of the best ways to ensure that one’s cognitive decline does not go unchecked. It also has a modest impact on the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as memory loss. For it to be effective, journalling has to be done regularly and correctly. This is the only way to ensure that it helps you reap all the benefits it has. Our retirement community has mechanisms to help you journal your thoughts. Some of these include our health and fitness exclusive program which has journalling and other activities meant to improve mental acuity. The health benefits you can reap from journalling include:
Too much stress can be damaging your physical and mental health. Journaling is an amazing stress mitigation tool that reduces the impact of stress on health. Research shows that expressive writing (three to five times for four months is enough to lower blood pressure and improve organ function. Writing about traumatic experiences can also help you healthily manage them.
Emotional Wellbeing Improvement
As journaling develop, benefits become lasting. You become more adjusted to your health by connecting with your internal needs. Journaling arouses mindfulness and helps one remain present whilst keeping a level head. It presents a chance for purging of negative emotions and helps the brain normalize emotions. Self-confidence and self-identity are also improved. Journaling helps in the management of personal adversity and emphasizes growth in life. Research shows that communicative writing helps individuals develop structured outlooks about themselves and others. It also builds creativity.
Improvement of Mood
Want more sunshine in your life? Try journaling. An inimitable social and behavioral consequence of journaling is an enhancement in mood better emotional well-being and happiness.
Stress is damaging to your physical and mental health. Journaling is an amazing stress management tool, a good-for-you habit that reduces the impact of physical stressors on your health. A study showed that expressive writing (like journaling) for 15 to 20 minutes a day three to five times for four months was enough to lower blood pressure and improve liver function. Writing about stressful experiences can also help you healthily manage them.
These are just a few of the benefits of journalling after retirement. It gives you something to do while also helping with your mental health. If you want to be the best you can be after retirement, it’s worth considering. You can always seek help in journalling if you don’t know how to start. Many online courses can also help you figure out how to start and maintain a journal as well. Our community provides you with numerous pathways to start journalling in such a manner that it will positively affect your long-term wellbeing and also help in reducing the risk of cognitive decline. Give us a visit soon to learn more about how we facilitate journalling and other healthy practices in our community.