Do You Journal?
By now, almost everyone has heard of journaling. But you’re not sure why it’s so beneficial or how to get started. Journaling is similar to keeping a diary, but it can be kept with specific self-help goals in mind.
There are a number of reasons why people have kept journals throughout the ages. Many of the earliest ones in English were for the sake of reflecting on how the person could improve their life and be a better person. Interestingly, 2 of the earliest journals were written by women, Julian of Norwich, a nun, in the early 1370s, and Margery Kempe, a middle-class housewife in the 1430s.
Journaling is the process of recording the events of your day. It can also be a way of setting goals. Track your progress. For example, if you are trying to find joy in the little things; A happiness journal can help. Or, maybe you’re trying to lose weight; keeping a weight loss journal can help.
There are many mental and emotional benefits gained from journaling regularly. Studies have shown that as few as 15 to 20 minutes of journaling for 5 sessions or less were enough to help those who participated in the study deal with difficult and stressful events.
Grab A Journal
Journaling is fun, interesting, and can be an invaluable tool no matter how you wish to use it and what you want to accomplish. Write in it every day. Once a week. Or, whenever it suits you and don’t stress if your work isn’t a masterpiece. Your journal is a personal document designed to help you learn, grow, remember, improve, achieve goals and more. It’s a living document, so there is no right or wrong way to create or use it as long as you find it of value in moving forward to become your best self and live your best life.
#journalprompt Describe your best day.