One of the most common questions clients ask me is “How do I start, and what do I write about?”. It is also the most common reason people don’t get into the habit of journaling. I’ve had clients who tell me they were embarrassed to ask, and then feel like a failure because they stared at a blank page for an hour before giving up.
Hey, I get it, it has happened to me more than once over the last 20 years, but I have a system in place that helps to get me going and frees me from my thoughts and feelings, by leaving them all on the page.
This course is designed to give you a simple structure to follow to help get you into the habit.
Benefits of Journaling
Hey Survivalist - I am a bit of a research junkie. I used to be unhealthy, struggling with a myriad of health issues, and taking loads of medication. Journaling is something that I personally have always found to be super beneficial in learning about myself, my patterns, behaviors, and emotional triggers. There is magic in self-observation. This is one tool can provide you the keys to creating a whole new life.
Here are some more intriguing ways journal is said to benefit you:
Creates mindfulness & organizes your thoughts
Improves your ability to accomplish your goals
Improves communication skills
Improves memory & comprehension
Ignites passion or sparks creativity
Increases your self-awareness
Improves & stretches your IQ
Journaling is not just for your psyche either. New research studies are even showing that expressive writing may have physical benefits for people suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses. One such study suggests that writing about our emotions and daily stresses can boost your immune function such as it did in patients with asthma, arthritis, and even HIV/AIDs.
10 day Guided Journal + Bonuses
The most challenging step is just getting something on the page.
Here is my simple solution on how I begin most of my journal entries. Pretend you're telling a trusted person a story about your day. Although there is one main difference. You aren’t editing yourself.
When we are talking to a trust person in our lives, we sometime omit things simply because it’s personal. A journal is a safer space to say whatever you want.
It's ok that we want to keep somethings personal, but bottling them all up inside is only like shaking a bottle of pop. It eventually builds up and explodes into a giant sticky mess.
*BONUSES - A helpful Self-Assessment tool & BLANK journal pages so you can continue your practice after the challenge!