But as I grew up, my journals were gradually replaced with cell phones, and my dream of becoming Harriet The Spy slowly faded away. The thought of keeping a diary as an adult didn’t cross my mind until one of my YouTube fans suggested I try five days of journaling.
After doing some digging, I discovered just how much research has been published about the benefits of journaling. Some sources even suggest that it can have a positive impact on your physical health in addition to your mental well-being.
This week, I committed to journaling for at least 10 minutes a day. After just one single session left me feeling physically different, I took a deeper dive and even started logging my dreams (wait until you see what I dreamed about this week).
Watch my experience unfold, and then try it for yourself!
About Try Living with Lucie
Refinery29's Lifestyle Host, Lucie Fink, dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time. Manhattan's very own Millennial survivor-woman is willing to try it all and see what she learns along the way -- testing her mental and physical strengths. New to the city, she is asked to shut off her cell phone for the following work week and then spend a limited $50 the next. Do you know how much the subway costs now-a-days? It's time to watch and learn with Lucie.