There is countless evidence that journaling can improve your life. From clearing your mind and improving your memory to facilitating self-improvement, building your problem-solving skills and even improving healing! Seriously, a joint study by the University of Nottingham and the University of Auckland found a relationship between writing and healing wounds! Fascinating! Now we all know why journaling is important, how do we start? We’ve got you covered, with our top tips on how to start journaling!
Tip 1 – Get a guided journal
Anyone can pick up any piece of paper, but how do we know what to write? A guided journal will help give you direction and goals on what you can write about, helping you stir your creative juice and get those words on paper!
Tip 2 – Find a regular time to journal
Find a time in your day that you can set aside everyday to just journal your thoughts. It might only be 5 minutes, but that will help get you started and on your way to experiencing the benefits of keeping a journal. You could choose to journal in the morning while you sit with your coffee. Or maybe just before bed is more your thing, either way, set a reminder for yourself and stick to that time every day. You deserve it!
Tip 3 – Tie it in with another habit to ‘habit bundle’
If you regularly take a morning walk, maybe you can decide to journal everyday before you take your walk, or if you enjoy a tea before bed every day, perhaps then is a good time to bundle your journal habit. This way you can attach you new habit to an existing one you’ll be more likely to succeed! Cool huh?
Tip 4 - Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
Just relax and write. After all this just for you and no one else. Write whatever you want and just let the words flow. You’ll feel all the better for it!
Ready to get started? See our range of our fun, guided journals here.
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