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

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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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