As we go through life, stress will inevitably build up inside of us. It can make us irritable, make us focus on things that aren't important, or worst of all, make us unhappy. It is often necessary to release these stresses in a constructive way. One way I like to do this is through writing.
Whether you call it a journal or a diary, writing daily for a few minutes every day has been proven to increase health and happiness in many people.
You will be surprised at the effect that writing for a short period of time will have. If you can't think of anything to write, write about how frustrated you are that you can't think of anything. Maybe you tripped walking up the stairs at school or work. Write about it! As you flip through past entries, you will see that what concerned you in the past might not carry into the future. This allows you to discern what to do in the present that will be important in the future.
If you've ever practiced meditation, you know that the hardest part can be to find a time every day that you aren't busy. But unlike meditation, writing in a journal doesn't have to be a daily event. Take your journal in your bag with you to work, or on the bus with you to school. Keep it on your nightstand to write in before bed. Write in it whenever you need to.
All you need is some good paper, a pen, and some ink and you're ready to go! I'm confident that this will greatly improve your life by reducing stress and helping you think more clearly about your life.