Journaling has become such an important part of my life.
It has become the tool I use to help document my goals, perform much needed self-reflection, deal with stress, and much more.
I really got into journaling when I first got sober to help better determine the root cause of my drinking. The more I made journaling a regular habit, the more addicting and beneficial it became.
I was able to recognize patterns already within my personality and learn more about myself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This knowledge simply fueled my personal growth and became a vital piece to maintaining my sobriety.
Journaling has been shown to inspire creativity, improve memory, reduce stress, and improve one’s overall emotional health (PsychCentral).
I have found that you don’t have to spend hours a day pouring out your soul onto paper, however, just ten minutes a day can change your life. Simply set your timer, open to a blank page, and write whatever comes to mind.
If you are new to journaling and don’t know where to start, there are so many amazing guided journals out there that you can use.
A guided journal provides different exercises, prompts, activities, and more to help clarify and delve into different topics, ideas, goals, or feelings. I am currently using The Grass is Green Enough! A Guided Journal for Positivity and Fresh Perspectives.
I often find myself using journaling to complain about all the bad things going on in my life.
Although this was a great venting tool, using this guided journal has helped me reflect on all the amazing things I have going for me. It helped me see things from a perspective of gratitude rather than negativity.
Journaling has been so beneficial in helping me grow and blossom as a woman.
The beautiful thing about it is that all you need is a pen, paper, and ten quiet minutes to get started. Put your phone down, turn the TV off, and spend a little bit of time getting to know yourself on a deep and meaningful level.
I promise you won’t regret it!