Journaling can help you heal. Whenever you put pen to paper, while you’re upset, you are releasing the pain. If you’ve ever written down how you were feeling, after a heavy experience, you may have discovered that you felt a little better, lighter, after doing so.
Unless I’m super old and telling my age right now, you remember when your teacher used to make ill-behaving students go to the board (or pull out a sheet of paper) and write one sentence one hundred times. S/he probably meant it to be a punishment, but the psychological effects of this activity were bordering on positive.
Life happens quickly, and it’s almost too easy to get so caught up in what’s happening physically that we forget to attend to the spiritual part of ourselves. We let the outside world get to the inside of us, and some don’t even know that this is taking place or what to do about it.