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Improved concentration, creativity, and inner peace are just 3 of the many benefits of journaling regularly.
Over the past few years of writing this blog, I’ve referenced journaling as a tool and have shared guided journaling techniques to guide you. But now it’s time to focus in on journaling, its fundamentals, and how and WHY to start your practice.
So that’s why this post is here! Learn ALL about journaling, why it’s so impactful, and the benefits of journaling. You can even get started with free prompts designed to help you work on your growth mindset and develop your resiliency!
Just so we’re all on the same page (pardon the pun…), let’s clarify what we’re talking about when we’re talking about the benefits of journaling. ‘Journaling’ refers to writing your thoughts, emotions, experiences and feelings (ideally in a dedicated, private notebook). There are many different journaling techniques to explore that serve different purposes: some types are therapeutic, others more spiritual. There are also different forms of creative journaling, like bullet journaling or keeping a diary.
Penning our thoughts to paper is very therapeutic, beneficial to our creativity, and clears our minds, but it also has deep mental and physical health benefits.
When researching the ‘benefits of journaling,’ you often find articles that speak to the benefits of mental or physical health. But we are holistic beings, with our mental and physical health incredibly interrelated. There are both ‘mental’ and ‘physical’ health benefits of journaling, such as:
As a creative soul and writer, I can also say from personal experience that journaling deeply improves your creativity and generates inspiration when you’re going through something like writer’s block.
You can start journaling now – you don’t need special materials, just paper and a pen. If possible, I suggest you get a dedicated, private notebook for your journaling. You can also choose to keep a digital journal (as some of my coaching clients have), though I suggest writing by hand if you’re able to.
Something magical happens when you allow the energy of your soul, heart and wisdom to exit your body and enter the page of the paper.
Get started by trying one of these prompts:
As a transformational life coach, I act as a guide for you to help solicit the answers from within you. I don’t believe in telling you what to do, and I certainly don’t believe there’s any one way of doing things. That’s why I invite you to see these as ‘guideposts’ rather than hard rules for how to create an effective, sustainable journaling practice:
With these guiding prompts, get started with journaling (or take the next step in your journey!). 70 resilience-building and self-love-cultivating prompts in a digitally-fillable journal are exactly what you need to guide you in this next stage of your wellness journey.