Guess, what? According to Scientific American, blogging can actually be good for your health:
Self-medication may be the reason the blogosphere has taken off. Scientists (and writers) have long known about the therapeutic benefits of writing about personal experiences, thoughts and feelings. But besides serving as a stress-coping mechanism, expressive writing produces many physiological benefits.
Other benefits include:
Improved connection with others
Non-bloggers probably think we are more disconnected from the “real world,” but many of us build a strong network of support that goes far beyond our geographical locations. Feeling like I have friends across the country is pretty amazing!
Helping Others No matter what you blog about, chances are you are helping others in some way. I am always thankful for my followers especially when they reach out to me and tell me how I have touched them in some way.
Better Sleep Blogging about your feelings can bring on relaxation, which helps you sleep better. Try blogging a little before bed.
Research shows expressive writing may encourage growth of white blood cells, which fight off infection. Another study showed boosted immune cell activity and reduced viral load in AIDS patients, and even improved healing after surgery.
A Healthy Heart
Writing about emotional topics may help lower blood pressure and hear rate. This will keep your ticker in better shape.
There are many sites that allow you to create your own blog or even a private journal just to get your feelings out. Give it a try! Share your feelings with the world. You may be surprised by how the world supports you in return. If you are already a blogger, share a comment about how it helps your health.
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Kayden From Clean Water
Friday 6th of March 2015
Keeping in tough with others is the best reason to blog. Back in the days moms have to get together once a month to talk about stuff, now with a few clicks of a mouse moms can talk when ever they want. The down side about blogging is not having physical contact with people like hugging. I love the physical contact with friends and love ones.
Sarah @ 2pawsDesigns
Wednesday 4th of March 2015
Great post! The "connection" part has always been true with me. I think it helped me enjoy my early stay at home mom days as I felt less alone. Now that I actually know some bloggers in real life, it's a fun, easy way for me to stay connected with them even when we can't meet up.
Tuesday 3rd of March 2015
I should let my husband read this....he seems to think it is bad for me!
Tuesday 3rd of March 2015
love hearing that blogging is good for you especially when the majority of my day is spent bloggig :)