Why Should You Start Journaling Your Thoughts

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Regular writing can help you learn how to communicate and process complex ideas effectively. More than remembering many occasions, you can also write your experiences and this can help you process them because going back to it can show you just how you solved your problems then and provide you with useful bits of information you never realized you were capable of doing.

This is becoming a lost art because people are now saving most of their documents on their phones. But some of the most influential people have been people who wrote their thoughts in a journal. Those journals became permanent records of their thoughts which eventually were useful when they wanted to publish them as books. Here are some of the ways a journal can be useful to you over the long run.

Remembering Good Things

One of the more useful benefits of keeping a journal is the fact that you can come back to it a year after and remember that you were in that position and were undergoing those emotions and experiences a year ago.

In a way, you will be amazed at how you matured for one year, and this can be very encouraging, especially when you are at your lowest point at that moment. If you’re unsure of how to create a journaling habit, here are some helpful tips.

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It is Healthy

Writing can also do wonders for your health. Journaling can promote your mental health and overall wellbeing. It helps to improve awareness about depression or anxiety, process emotions, and complex thoughts in a healthy way. 

Journal keeping can also provide people with traumatic or stressful experiences in their lives to work on how to heal themselves. The key here is not so much what happened then, but also focus on what you were actually thinking and feeling as opposed to what emotions flooded your being at that time.

Plus, writing is an effective way to create a healthy eating plan and lose weight faster. By writing down everything you eat, you raise awareness of your eating habits.

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A Pat on the Back

Another advantage of keeping a journal is the cathartic release that comes with consistent and regular writing. This is the reason why some people who have started writing their diary early in life, become matured early in life too.

The reason seems to be that when they pour out their emotions on paper, they are able to heal themselves as time elapses and as they look at what they have written after some time has elapsed. They are able to pat themselves on the back as they read the account of how they were able to pass through that difficult challenge in their life.

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Set Your Goals

As you write the goals you’ve set which took a long time to materialize, you will have that time to analyze what went wrong and how else to redeem yourself from it. Having your goals on paper has a different effect than just thinking about them because you can reinforce those ideas and act on them once you see that you missed out on something.

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Your Legacy

The journal can also be a good legacy to one’s children because it contains your thoughts, goals in life, hurdles in life, and a thousand other thoughts that your children can go back in time and recall specific incidents and how you saw it through at the end of the day. Your children can also get to know something about your character that they have not known until that day when they get hold of your journal.

So what do you think about journaling? Have you experienced the positive effects of journaling on your mental health and wellbeing? If you have any questions, write them below and I will be happy to help you.

Relaxation Techniques for Wellbeing

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Since ancient times people have known about the healing properties of water this is why water was considered sacred by ancient people. The Egyptians, Greek, and Romans used seawater for healing, wellbeing, and beauty treatments. The Latin saying “Mens Sana in corpore Sano”, a healthy mind in a healthy body, underlines the importance of psychological health in order to feel good, for wellbeing. 

Thalassotherapy treatment

Thalassotherapy is translated from Greek as “sea treatment”. It’s an ancient healing treatment dating back 5,000 years. Thalassotherapy is used as a balancing treatment that benefits the connection between mind and body and is focused on wellbeing and relaxation.

To be specific, thalasso spa treatments include sea salt scrubs, seawater baths, sand and mud treatments, underwater massages, and more. Besides, thalassotherapy using mineral-rich seawater helps to tone muscles, improve skin conditions. It is considered the best remedy to mineralize and detoxify the body.

How Does it Work?

Thalassotherapy takes into consideration the principle of similarities between marine water and human blood plasma, in terms of minerals, vitamins, and trace mineral elements. 

This is why the body absorbs the vitamins and minerals through the skin pores quickly and effectively to re-establish the balance of the organism when it is in contact with seawater.

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Benefits of Thalassotherapy

So, thalassotherapy offers an effective and natural way to increase blood circulation and thereby reduce inflammation by moving toxins out quickly into the lymphatic system. In Europe, doctors prescribe thalassotherapy for different kinds of fatigue, arthritis, pain, and other illnesses for cleaning, detoxifying, and pain relief.

Therefore, thalassotherapy is used to treat some symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems. Other benefits include treatment of digestive, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, headaches and migraines, and bones, joint and back pains as well as chronic conditions including allergy, arthritis, psoriasis, and eczema. In addition, thalassotherapy helps to achieve revitalization that includes energy renewal, and the treatment of chronic stress and insomnia.

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Types of Thalassotherapy

There are different types of Thalassotherapy: algotherapy, hydrotherapy, and physiotherapy.

Algotherapy

Usually, algae such as kelp and fucus are used for this treatment. They contain biologically active substances that cleanse the skin from toxins, improve metabolism, reduce puffiness, smooth wrinkles, increase skin moisture, and increase its elasticity.

There are different algae types: brown, green, red, and blue which contain different vitamins, minerals, and active ingredients. Therefore, they have antioxidant, antibacterial, and revitalizing,  as well as energizing, balancing, firming, and other properties.

Algae contain many components that help get rid of orange peel, improve blood and lymph circulation, and prevent stretch marks on the skin. Therefore, if you want to get rid of cellulite or lose weight, be sure to include this procedure in your beauty program. Moreover, algae face masks help to quickly tone tired or dehydrated skin.

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Hydrotherapy

Natural shower products containing plant extracts and oils, grains of sea salt, or loofah. Sea salt is an excellent ingredient for a spa bath. Salt baths strengthen the immune system, relieve stress, make the skin more elastic and saturate it with potassium and other micro and macro elements. 

For instance, the healthiest salt contains no dyes, and if you have sensitive skin, try to use unflavored salt. The water temperature should not be higher than 35-37 degrees, and the duration of the bath should be 12-15 minutes, otherwise, you will feel tired. By the way, to get a better effect, do not shower after a bath with salt, pat your body with a towel and apply cream if necessary.

Physiotherapy

This treatment includes water exercises and massages. So, these treatments are recommended for people who suffer from stress, burnout, cardiovascular problems, rheumatic pains, skin problems. In addition, it also helps for muscle toning and firming, boosting the immune system, improving overall wellbeing.

Pelotherapy

Pelotherapy is a method of healing the body using therapeutic mud, clay, or sea mud, which are suitable for all skin types. The Dead Sea mud, which has a rich composition of nutrients, has a particularly strong effect

At home, you can use clay face masks. They saturate skin cells with useful micro and macro elements, smooth wrinkles, cleanse, and tighten pores. Besides, masks based on white gligi (kaolinate) are especially good for oily and problem skin, pink and blue clay are great for skin with the first signs of aging. Clay can also be added to a mask for oily hair, as it normalizes the sebaceous glands.

Marine Climotherapy

Marine climotherapy is a treatment that uses the properties of the marine climate, rich in iodine and action which combines it with seawater, minerals, and sun. Ultimately, it has a beneficial effect both on the respiratory system and on the skin.

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Thalassotherapy at Home

The most famous thalassotherapy centers are located at sea resorts with a pristine environment in France, Great Britain, Greece, Spain, the Dead Sea, and other places. According to recent research, an 8-day stay at a thalassotherapy center restores the balance of the body for the next 6 months.

However, if you cannot travel to the sea resort twice a year, there is an option of getting yourself to thalassotherapy at home. The Spa experience can now be created in the comfort of your own home just by adding sea salt to your hot bath combined with salt scrubs, and essential oils for aromatherapy. 

You can add dried seaweed which is rich in vitamins, minerals, iodine, and other trace minerals. Besides, supplements from the blue-green algae Chlorella are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, and iron.

More information about thalassotherapy treatments and centers can be found here. Leave your comments below If you have any questions.