Practice of Journaling

Journaling helps control your symptoms and improve your mood by: Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns. Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them. Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and ...

Journaling evokes mindfulness and helps oneself to remain present while keeping perspective. It presents an opportunity for emotional release and helps the brain regulate emotions. It provides a greater sense of confidence and self-identity

Studies have also shown that journaling can reduce the frequency of intrusive, depressive thoughts, help college students who are vulnerable to depression, and reduce overall levels of depression in those diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder.

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Have you ever felt that no one was listening to you?

Have you ever felt, you are alone?

Have you ever felt afraid to share your thoughts and emotions cos you’re afraid of being judged?

Have you ever felt you don’t fit?

Have you ever felt that your thoughts are distracting you and so overwhelming that it keeps you away from being in the present moment?

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Journaling for Beginners 

The easiest way to begin journaling is to simply start!

Personally I love to journal in a beautiful hardback notebook because I find it adds to the experience. I don’t recommend keeping a journal on your phone or lap top because the brain processes information differently when we write compared to when you type. The brain waves slow down more when you are writing with a pen and paper and that’s what you need to help you process your thoughts and feelings in a much more effective way.

Don’t worry about getting this ‘right’. You don’t have to journal every day. You may find you start with the practice one a week and then build up from there.

Personally I like to journal first thing in the morning with my coffee, but again, there’s no wrong or right time, just do what works for you. I may find myself journaling at the end of the day too if there is something I want to capture about the day. During this time of heightened emotion, there has never been a better time to start to journal, so get a note book, take yourself off somewhere and discover how journaling is not only good for the soul, but can change your life.

Practice of Journaling

Journaling helps control your symptoms and improves your mood by: Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns. Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them. Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and ...

Journaling evokes mindfulness and helps oneself to remain present while keeping perspective. It presents an opportunity for emotional release and helps the brain regulate emotions. It provides a greater sense of confidence and self-identity

Studies have also shown that journaling can reduce the frequency of intrusive, depressive thoughts, help college students who are vulnerable to depression, and reduce overall levels of depression in those diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder.

Reader Portrait

Have you ever felt that no one was listening to you?

Have you ever felt, you are alone?

Have you ever felt afraid to share your thoughts and emotions cos you’re afraid of being judged?

Have you ever felt you don’t fit?

Have you ever felt that your thoughts are distracting you and so overwhelming that it keeps you away from being in the present moment?

Image by Sixteen Miles Out

“Life is only available in the present moment”

So when you reflect, ask yourself, am I really an instrument to run after something, either it’s past, present or future or can I actually take care of myself in this present moment. What is the future made up of, it’s the here and now. If you want to take care of the future, learn to handle the present moment.

 

To offer presents, you have to be there for yourself first.

 

Life is only available in the present moment, how you choose to live in every moment only you can control.