Journaling – a mystical, magical, and under utilized tool available right at your fingertips! In adulthood, we have a tendency to think of journaling as a childish activity where we divulge our secrets and feelings onto the pages of our notebook, curled up in our plush pink sheets in our 90’s bedroom… but HONEY IF YOU ONLY KNEW!
Not only does journaling have the ability to serve as a therapeutic exercise, it also affords you the opportunity to articulate your thoughts in a way that sets you on course to improve your mindset and set you on course towards achieving your biggest goals.
1. Process Your Thoughts Effectively
It has been scientifically proven that there is no better way to process your thoughts than to write them down. In order to process your thoughts and recognize your thought patterns, you need to know what they are! Journaling can be instrumental in allowing you to recognize negative tendencies and finally begin to work through them!
2. Stress Management
Feeling worried, anxious, or stressed out? Journaling can help! Through journaling, you are granted the ability to explore your thoughts, to ask “why”, and to allow yourself to let go of anything that you have been holding inside. We carry our stress with us 24/7 and by allowing yourself the opportunity to let it out in a way that is free of judgement, you will be amazed at how much better you feel!
Whether it is an event, a habit, or some other challenge you are struggling with – journaling can help. The practice of journaling is unique in that it enables those who practice to explore their thoughts on a level far below the surface. Writing down your thoughts allows you to tap into your sense of self and reflect on your experiences thus far. From here you can consider the narrative of your life, reflect on the choices you have made, and determine where to go from here.
Cultivating gratitude is arguably the most effective tool for getting what you want in life. Why? Because, when you begin to express gratitude, you begin to open your life to possibility, opportunity, and further positive experiences.
>>> Just Get Started
As with anything in life, you need to just jump right in. Set aside time each day 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and hour – whatever is realistic for you – to sit down and put your thoughts to paper. Use prompts, or don’t; the best part about having a journaling practice is that it gets to look like whatever you want it to be!