Benefits Of Journaling For Self Care
We believe there are many reasons to include journaling in your daily practices. Today we are sharing ideas to help you discover the powerful benefits of journaling for self care. Be sure to share any ideas, comments, or questions below this post.
Over the past year, I have developed the daily practice of putting pen to paper in my writing practice each morning. In my experience, this daily morning writing has been invaluable to my personal growth and learning.
We have a blog post here - Are There Benefits of Writing In A Self-Care Journal? – Go here - https://youtu.be/tRMvNoD495c and Why You Must Start a Morning Routine For Your Best Life – Go here - https://bit.ly/3gMGiJ1
What we have learned is that one of the most powerful self-care steps you can take is to embrace the art of journaling. You might feel like dismissing this, but before you do, take a look at a few ideas.
Studies have shown:
• People who journal experience better moods.
• Journaling helps to reduce stress.
• Regular journaling is an effective tool to fight depression and anxiety.
• People who journal don’t get sick as often.
• Journaling can even help people to fight diseases, including cancer, AIDS, and asthma.
• Healing from medical procedures occurs faster in people who journal as opposed to those who don’t.
Learn more here - https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-journaling
To help you begin your daily journaling practice here are a few journal idea prompts to help you get started:
• How do your daily routines change with the seasons?
• Write down 3-5 personal goals for the season.
• Write down 3-5 professional goals for the season.
• Describe your health practices.
• Describe your fitness practices.
• Describe your self-care routine.
• How has your physical health been lately?
• How can you improve your daily habits?
• What are you most grateful for?
• What is bringing you clarity at this time in your life?
Wow, seems very powerful, doesn’t it?
The good news is, there is no one-size-fits-all kind of journaling you must do in order to reap those benefits. You can journal in a variety of ways depending on your likes and needs.
For example - We’ve created The Gratitude Exercise Workbook & Video Training and it is available for purchase here: Today I Expect To Live Well
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of your past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
Share any ideas, questions, or comments below.
What we know for sure is that walking outdoors will help improve how you feel, and your brain power and definitely help reduce stress. Walking in the morning is best and not only does it feel good, but it helps with your sleep at night and that helps with your brain power.
“Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you’ll experience a decrease in anger and hostility,” she says, especially when you're going for a stroll through some greenery or soaking in a bit of sunlight. This can be particularly helpful during the colder months when seasonal depression spikes. (source: Here- https://www.geelongmedicalgroup.com.au/2018/11/7-incredible-health-benefits-of-walking-30-minutes-a-day )
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