NOT A VISUAL PERSON? KEEP A JOURNAL
GEORGIE HENDL, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF I AM CO, IS A BIG FAN OF JOURNALLING, SO MUCH SO THAT SHE CREATED HER OWN JOURNAL TO HELP OTHERS GET STARTED. SHE TELLS US WHY KEEPING A JOURNAL IS A HABIT WORTH INVESTING IN
Journalling is an effective way to get any thoughts, positive or negative, out of your head and onto paper. A journal can become a sacred place to express your frustrations and fears as well as your hopes and dreams.
WHY IS JOURNALLING SO POWERFUL? It encourages gratitude
If you focus on what you’re grateful for, you'll attract more good stuff into your life and feel more positive and optimistic.
It reduces brain fog
Journalling on a regular basis will help to clear your mind. By regularly venting onto paper, you’ll clear out any negativity taking up precious headspace.
It allows you to keep on top of goals
The key to sticking with your goals is to keep them clear in your mind, and to regularly revisit them and evaluate how you’re tracking. Keeping goals in your journal is a great way to do this – in fact, it’s the best place for them.
It reduces stress
Carving out time for journalling will immediately bring a sense of calm. Using a journal to write down your thoughts and focus on what you’re grateful for will always reduce stress.
It improves sleep
If you get into the habit of writing down positive sentiments at the end of the day, you’re much more likely to fall asleep in a calm and happy headspace.
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