Do You Even Journal!

I know a lot of people think this is a little woohoo.  I always liked the thought of it but didn’t really understand it.

This is what google says

It’s simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal is a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.

I started journaling 2 months ago, I call it a reflections journal.  I felt like so much was happening in my day that I never got chance to think about them, how they made me feel, what I can do with them, I just felt like life was whizzing by me.  I decided that every day at 5pm I would close my laptop for the day, get my book out and sit for 10 minutes and bullet point the things that happened that day.  At the end of the week I will read through my week and then write a page of highlights.  I don’t go deep really and write pages and pages of how I’m feeling.  For me it’s more of an achievement process, so I can look back and go shit what a week.  I achieved x, y and z and I have given myself zero credit because I was too busy.  

Sometimes it doesn’t happen at 5pm, sometimes I do it when Hanna goes to bed, sometimes I forget.  Its still a habit I am trying to build.

There all lots of reported benefits of journaling but for me its just to organize my thoughts and to help my memory.  Its quite difficult for me to recall my day sometimes and this with that.

Give it a go if you’ve been thinking about it.  Buy yourself a really lovely notebook.  Try not to make it perfect, it’s not supposed to be. 

I will read it all at the end of the year and write my years highlights and achievements.

#journaling #selfcare #yoga #stretching #breathing #metime #wholehealthwithemma #whwehabits

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