Updated: Sep 22
Changing your life and direction alone can be very hard and most days it
would be easier to just give up, because it is just that, easier. Its hard to get
out your comfort zone, but nothing grows there, journaling will push you at
times because it helps open the soul and gets all those thoughts out your
head. I found myself there just over two years ago when my mum passed
away. I was looking for a way to help me move forward and not back to the
depths of depression and anxiety, where I had lived for so many years.
Journaling and other daily practices, can and will reveal your direction and
your purpose. When you have a steady vision for the future, it allows you to
move forward with confidence, ease, helps you find out so much about
yourself and its an amazing stress management tool too.
If you try to tackle everything all at once you will quickly burn out, so doing
small daily steps are required, those daily steps compound into the results
you want. Journaling will help you see those daily steps that you are making
and monitor your own personal growth towards the life you desire. I was
looking so desperately to find the right journal for me to monitor my steps
and monitor my thoughts and feelings, but to no avail.
This is when `How am I feeling today ?` was born, which can be found on Amazon.
How am I feeling today is a yearlong undated journal, that is designed to
help the writer monitor their thoughts, feelings, actions and anchor down on the positive in life.
Journaling helps control symptoms and improves moods, by helping the
writer to prioritize problems, fears and concerns. It enables you to recognize
triggers and how they affect your actions.
The evidence and studies show conclusively, that journaling helps people
identify and accept their thoughts feelings and actions and ease symptoms
of mental, physical, emotional and well being. Journaling evokes
mindfulness and helps the writer remain present, whilst keeping perspective.
It not only helps with the memory, I once heard a saying “Its
better to have a shorter pencil, than a longer memory” and its so very true,
but it helps you be mindful of what your focusing on, which enables you to
change direction should you need to.
There is so much evidence available, proving that journaling helps with so
many mental and physical illnesses. So why don’t we journal? Personally, I
believe its because we are too busy to look after our inner self and don’t
understand how to journal. Most people think its about keeping a diary, but
its much more than that, journaling is no longer old fashioned. Its about
getting all those thoughts out your head.
However Journaling is no substitute for professional guidance, but does
help you identify your patterns.
If the recovery you seek is for the death of a loved one, one of the most
traumatic and heart-breaking events of all, journaling can help with that as
well. Writing can give you a chance to process your enormous loss and
reduce the most severe symptoms of grief.