THE JOY OF JOUR­NALLING!

Boost your mood with pen and pa­per says grat­i­tude ex­pert and founder of The Self-love Project, ELOISE KING

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Health -

TIPS FOR EF­FEC­TIVE GRAT­I­TUDE JOUR­NALLING?

Write down three things you’re grate­ful for each day or just choose one thing from the past 24 hours to write about in more de­tail. It may re­late to a work or per­sonal re­la­tion­ship, or even a sur­prise event, such as a smile from a stranger. The most im­por­tant tip, how­ever, is that you take time to feel the grat­i­tude as you re­mem­ber or re­live each ex­pe­ri­ence.

HOW IS IT DIF­FER­ENT TO REG­U­LAR JOUR­NALLING?

The aim is to re­ally fo­cus on the pos­i­tive as­pects of your life and to take time out to ac­knowl­edge them, so you are mov­ing from just putting words on pa­per to get­ting in touch with your in­ner­most feel­ings.

WHAT ARE THE BEN­E­FITS?

Ex­press­ing grat­i­tude in­creases oxy­tocins (the love mol­e­cule) and cre­ates stronger con­nec­tions and bonds. Jour­nalling also has a long his­tory of be­ing used for greater clar­ity and well­be­ing, so com­bine the two for bet­ter health, hap­pi­ness, re­la­tion­ships, p, com­pet­i­tive work edge and over­all well­be­ing.

Eloise King

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