Journaling helps improve your mood by:

  1. Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns.
  2. Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them.
  3. Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors.
Supporting Research:

University of Rochester Medical Centre in NY: Journaling for Mental Health

Huberman Lab: A Science-Supported Journaling Protocol to Improve Mental & Physical Health

Develop Self-Self-Mastery

Self-Mastery is the ability to control one's own desires or impulses and Responds instead of Reacting to Life. It means that one is not her/his thoughts and emotions but the observer of them, and even though they occure, does not get involve with them.

Based on the Universal Wisdom one can achive Self-Mastery in 4 steps through practice:

  1. Recognize How You Are Now: Look inside and check your Mood, State of Mind, and Energy.
  2. Accept It: If you can not accept how you are, Accept that you can not Accept your state. This is the most basic level of Acceptance.
  3. Investigate Why: Investigate what causes you Joy and Pain. What you are craving or Avoiding. Then write the thoughts/Stories in your mind in a free style writing.
  4. Non-Identify: Realize your feelings and thoughts will change, but you who is aware of them always remains the same, and is not affected by them.

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Master Shi talks about 5 hindrances to Self-Mastery