There is a theme to the week. This notebook is my current journal. Writing has useful fitness applications, believe it or not, and so wins points with me for efficient use of time.
There have been studies that indicate that journaling reduces stress. Gratitude journals in particular seem to have beneficial effects. It may be that journaling is meditative, or that the reflective process of writing increases the brain version of proprioception, or that creativity taps into different circuits than we use regularly.
Whatever the reason or mechanism, journaling provides one more tool for our wellness kit.