This habit is about setting aside a few minutes each day for journaling to process your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
Journaling is like having a personal therapist on paper. It provides an outlet for your thoughts, helping you declutter your mind and gain clarity.
By putting pen to paper, you can recognize and manage your stressors, process complex feelings and thoughts, understand patterns and triggers in your behaviour, celebrate wins and lessons learned, and gain a clearer perspective on challenges.
We recommend that you dedicate a specific notebook to your journaling – you can use an app but “disconnecting” from technology that we use all day long can help create a defined space for your thoughts.
Find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed.
Start with just 5 minutes a day.
Write about your day, your feelings, or anything else on your mind. Don’t filter your thoughts or hold back.
If you’re stuck, use prompts such as “Today, I felt…“, “Something I learned today was…“, “A moment that challenged me today was…“, or “Today was awesome because…“.
Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to journal. It’s your personal space.
✅ Make it Attractive: Get a journal that you’re excited to write in. Maybe one with an inspiring cover or high-quality paper. A nice pen to use with it can go a long way too.
✅ Start Small: Don’t pressure yourself to write pages. Even jotting down a few lines or bullet points is a great start.
✅ Consistent Cue: Keep your journal next to your bedside or workspace. Seeing it can be a visual cue reminding you to write.
✅ Never Miss Twice: Missed a day of journaling? That’s okay. Just make sure you get back to it the next day. Building a habit is about consistency, not perfection
✅ Reflect and Adjust: After a month, read your entries. Notice any patterns or recurring feelings. This reflection can offer profound insights and show you how far you’ve come.