Writing Can Help Make Us More Emotionally Intelligent

Keeping a stress log can help reduce stress. Our ability to process complex situations and all of the variables that can affect us is limited by working memory. We can only retain about 4-7 chunks of information for short periods of time. If we briefly write about our stress triggers and the feelings and thoughts associated with them, we greatly increase our ability to rationally evaluate a better path toward the outcomes we prefer.

David Barnhart