Where to Start.
I started to journal many years ago when my girls were little. I have been always a single mom, and I found myself needing to always be on, always ready. Which often caused me to be on edge, and not finding time for myself.
Stressed out, and always looking like I was angry. I don't even remember how I started to Journal, maybe I read a blog like this or heard it from a friend. I was instantly hooked. I set my alarm about 30 minutes before the girls would get up, and sit in the silence and write.
I can tell you it was one of the first times I heard nothing but quiet at my house. :) At first, it was hard to get up early, I mean what Mom doesn't want some extra sleep? It did take a bit to get it part of my routine, days I wanted to sleep rather than write.
Why Journaling is therapeutic.
As I kept it up, I noticed things began to change, the mornings were more peaceful. I wasn't running around yelling at the girls to get up. I was more chill, I also became more positive, I was able to set goals in my journal. It was like a diary, expect no talk about the cute boys at school. It was my time and I enjoyed it.
It was a progression over time, once I noticed the change I was hooked. Now I usually don't miss more than a day or two in my journals. I honestly think we can solve a lot of problems with journals.
It also keeps your mind alive, your brain functioning and the creative.It does wonders for focus and keeping the neurons firing up.
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i hI found it was one of the few times I had hot coffee and I finished a whole cup without finding it later in the microwave. It was a time that I got to enjoy. My journals also came with me when I traveled or went away for a weekend. It was important for my self-care to keep it a daily thing.
Journals, they Matter.
I keep my journals in a bottom drawer in my dresser, every once an a while I pick one and read a few pages. One journal I wrote how I would love to visit India. I honestly don't remember ever writing that. About 3 years ago I was in India and volunteered there for just over a month. Journals have the power to make goals come true without you even realizing it.
My Journals have helped me overcome grief, they give me a place to write honestly about how I am feeling. A chance to look back and say "whoa that's not so kind, where did that come from?" I have found they have increased my self-awareness and my ability to check in with myself.
Benefits of Journals:
How to get a Journal Started.
The best thing I can say is being committed. Pick your reasons why you want to journal, less stress, self-care, healing. Give yourself 30 days to commit. Take note of how you feel starting a journal and how you feel in 30 Days.
Not sure what to write? Be sure to grab my Journal Prompts here.
So go grab yourself a Journal, buy yourself a good pen and start!
Be sure to Grab yourJournal Prompts to get you started.
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