The benefits of starting a journal are endless. In these times it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed and journaling can really have amazing benefits on your life if you start doing daily.
The better part is that there are no rules when it comes to journaling. You’re allowed to write mistakes, grammatical errors, and a not-so-pretty font. Just let your hand flow freely. The point of journaling is to express yourself in a carefree and honest way. Give yourself permission to journal however you need to!
There are lots of benefits about journaling:
✨ You can start processing your emotions, thoughts, and feelings better
It’s helpful writing down how your feelings, give you more time to think things over and processing those emotions. It can also help you with problem-solving by processing pros and cons and/or brainstorming to generate solutions that can help to clear out the clutter in your mind so your subconscious can think it through more clearly!
✨You start learning a lot about yourself
It’s a great way to tune into your intuition and gain insight into yourself. It’s a great self-discovery practice! Is a judgment-free zone to write about who you are and the things that are important to you. Journaling can also lead to new ideas forming, creativity sparking, and inspiration in general
✨You can look back and see your progress whenever you want
✨More gratitude and appreciation for the little things
✨Better mental health
✨Improves your mood
And the list goes on.
How to make journaling a daily habit?
⭐ You’ll need a place to actually keep your journaling. Here are some of my favorite amazon journals:
⭐ Don’t worry about the fact it’s not the beginning of the year or a new month. Start from today.
⭐ Make journaling a part of your daily routine.
⭐ Do not edit. Keep in mind your writing is only for you.
⭐ Journal at the same time every day. It’ll make consistent journaling much easier! Once you’re in the habit, you’re set!
⭐ Find a place to journal with minimal distractions.
⭐ Date each entry.
⭐ Give yourself permission to miss a day or two.
How to start journaling:
Hopefully, by now I’ve convinced you that journaling is a life-changing habit and you’re ready to get started!
The best way to start journaling is to just begin. Start writing how’re you feeling at the moment, what’s worrying you, whatever is on your mind write. Don’t overthink it just keep writing. You can also have more structured pages if you prefer, like morning pages, gratitude lists, writing down about your day or your goals for the next one, to-do lists, self-discovery questions. The ideas are endless.
So, what do you think of journaling? Do you journal regularly? And what benefits have you experienced from journaling? I would love to know!