Emptying your first thoughts of the day onto paper can be quite a nice feeling. As well as being a healthy, positive way to get things out of your system – not having to think about what you’re writing can give you a great sense of freedom and focus for the day ahead.
Benefits of journalling
Journalling can help you think more creatively and positively. It’s a great way to de-stress and de-clutter our minds and can have a really positive effect on our mental health and stress levels. So, with what life throws at us at times, it’s probably one of the best ways to relax and re-focus. A sort of mindfulness really.
Some journaling ideas
- Write about something you’re grateful for
- Put some meaningful quotes in there
- Create your own mantras and life affirmations
- Do a ‘who you’d like to forgive’ list
- Pay yourself a nice big compliment every day
- Answer a question that you’ve been asking yourself for a while
- Journal small or big milestones that you’ve reached
- Reflect on something that you found challenging
- Capture your hopes and dreams
- Desribe vivid or disturbing dreams you may have had
- Write a letter to someone dead or alive
- Do mind maps
There are lots of nice ideas for journalling out there. Take a look at the Pinterest page below on how to journalling for beginners.