THE BENEFITS OF JOURNALING for a Happier and Healthier Life
A huge welcome to 2022!
Whether you’re the type who likes to make big resolutions or small but impactful intentions for the next 365 days—either way—creating healthy habits is a great way to start the new year.
One of the easiest ways to stay on track with your many goals is to journal!
Journaling helps us explore our inner world and observe thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that might be otherwise overlooked.
Journaling helps rewire the brain
Our new thought patterns generate new emotional patterns. We can learn to master and cultivate the thought and emotional patterns we like through practice and repetition—we have to do it over and over until the new patterns override the old patterns—aka go into our subconscious mind and become our new default.
Journaling helps us keep ourselves accountable. And as we keep ourselves accountable, our willpower grows. Change no longer seems as scary but something we grow to be proud of!!
Journaling helps us build a relationship with ourselves
Journaling is like talking to a therapist, but we are actually talking to ourselves. We act as our own therapists through the process of journaling.
Are we best friends with ourselves or are we our own worst enemy? The relationship we have with ourselves is the most important relationship. By learning to journal, we can cultivate better self-talks and build more confidence and belief in ourselves. We all have anxieties and scars in some ways, which may subconsciously affect how we live our lives.
Journaling helps us understand why we do things the way we do and what our limiting beliefs may be. Eventually, as we dig deeper into personal-development work, we learn to remove limiting beliefs that we adopted in the past and cultivate expansive ones!
Journaling helps us manage our distressing emotions
Thoughts and emotions come and go. Through the process of journaling, we can observe these passing thoughts and emotions and know that they will pass. Journaling can help us cultivate calmness and patience within our own minds.
Instead of taking our anger out on destructive behaviours, we can learn to journal and be still. It’s a form of meditation and a form of therapy. The world would be a better place if people were taught to journal as a way of channeling their emotions since they were little.
SO what are you waiting for? Grab the prettiest journal you can find and get writing!