7 Tips to convince you about the benefits of Journaling.
It just feels good to write. Apart from recording exciting events, feelings in your life like a diary, journaling can provide a sense of relief and joy as you transform your mental states onto the paper.
Improves mental well-being. When you transfer the problem from your head to the paper this empties the mind allowing allocation of precious resources to problem solving rather than problem storing.
Makes therapy more effective. Self-time you give yourself – only you can give yourself some time for self-care – light a candle, play your favourite music and allow yourself time to write and reflect.
Improves clarity with the ability to see the big picture, as well as serving as a piece of evidence noting every success you’ve ever had and/or failures. Remember the failures provide the greatest learning and don’t forgot self-compassion!
Allows us to see how we’ve changed over time. One day it’s the future and you’ve forgotten how you got there. At some point in the future when you rediscover your old journals (usually when you’re having a big move) you’ll realize how far you’ve journeyed.
Setting goals, intentions, wishes for the coming month/months – great to do with each new moon. You create your future by what you think, what you write down, what you affirm. Be very clear about what you wish to bring into your life!
Scientifically proven to diminish symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse, PSTD, stress and to strengthen the immune system.
If during the journaling process, you become overwhelmed by the events happening in your life, it is advisable to seek the support of a therapist or counsellor. The holistic counselling and body-based psychotherapy that I offer to clients will help you to understand and transform issues, leaving you more empowered to reach your potential.
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