Journaling is a Life-Changing Habit
Anne Frank wrote, “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
No one teaches you that adulting isn’t as easy as it looks on TV. But having a way to express and release your thoughts and feelings in a healthy way is key, and why journaling is so important for your mental health.
I don’t know about you, but I loved my diary as a kid. It was a place to write down my anger when I couldn’t or was afraid to express it verbally. I wrote about my struggles and my wildest dreams. So what’s the difference between a diary and a journal? A journal is an intentional way to write down your thoughts to improve your life.
Journaling is really about taking time for self-awareness, which is a life-changing habit. Most of us are constantly busy and on the go and have 50 million thoughts racing in our heads. When you don’t take the time to pause and reflect, the chaos in your mind can seem overwhelming and you can miss some major signs that something may need to shift in your life.
That’s why journaling is a great way to reflect and be honest with yourself, set goals, keep records of your accomplishments, and ground yourself when life starts feeling like it’s spinning out of control. These reasons and more is why I always gift a journal to each of the women who attend our Rogue Experiences girls trips for busy women of color in need of a break from life to unplug and have some fun. It’s also why there is always journal prompts with each of our podcast episodes.
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- Benefits of journaling ()
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- How to get started journaling today ()
- What’s holding you back from your deepest desires?
- Are you happy with your life as it is now? If not, parts of your life would you like to change and why?
- What are 5 things you’re grateful for and 5 things you need to let go of?
- Redefine Mindset 21-Day Self-Care Journal – start your journaling practice with 21 days of guided journal prompts and a negative self-talk worksheet
- Travel is My Therapy – a guided self-care travel journal that also provides planning and budgeting tips