Journaling has been proven to improve people’s state of mind, well-being and relieve symptoms of stress and depression. More people are feeling alone and without a purpose. Journaling can help
The benefits of journaling
- Improve your mood or morale
- Reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress
- Improve your memory
- Improve your sense of well-being
- help you clarify and refine thoughts or ideas
By taking the time to understand yourself, your environment and the people around you, journaling gives you the confidence and support you need to be in control.
Tips for effective journaling
I found the “WRITE” acronym from the Center for Journal therapy1 that I share with my coaching clients and helped me get started.
- W – What, do you want to write about…anything that comes to mind.
- R – Reflect, review the events of the day, your thoughts or feelings, ideas
- I – Investigate, think about why you thought, felt or did what you did
- T – Time yourself. Set yourself a 10 to 15 timer and don’t worry about anything else. You can allow yourself 15 minutes of “YOU” time.
- E – Exit, read what you wrote, consider it and write yourself a conclusion, a one or two line take-away
Starting something new always takes time. Start journaling once a day, and after a week or two, your thoughts will start flowing and your need to start writing will become more natural.
Enjoy “YOUR” time, there is nothing more important.
I love sharing these tips with my coaching clients and as part of my coaching practice, I work with many business owners and entrepreneurs to help them reach their goals.
Contact me if you want to talk about releasing your potential, reaching your goals or simply want a partner to help you get started on your new idea.
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