There is increasing evidence to support the idea that journaling has a positive impact on physical well-being. Science has shown that writing about stressful events helps you come to terms with them, thus reducing the force of these stressors on your physical well-being. Scientific evidence supports that journaling provides other unexpected benefits. The act of writing accesses your left brain, which is logical and rational. While your left brain is occupied, your right brain is free to create, discern and feel. In sum, writing removes mental blocks and allows you to use all of your brainpower to better understand yourself, others and the world around you.