Write away your stress with a journal

How do you objectively evaluate each day as being positive or negative? The key word is objectively. Many of us, outside our level of awareness, put more weight on negative than positive life events. This suggests that one negative event will have more influence in shaping our perception of the success of a day than any positives. The purpose of this microskill is to explore the value of adding journaling at the end of your day as a way to process the day’s events. This can help you catalog the positives in your world and to look at stress not as pain but as a challenge that you can process and deal with as it comes.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.