Over the next 5 days, we will work with you to introduce the basics of journaling. Journaling is a method whereby you can capture your thoughts and emotions in written, drawn, audio or video format.
You may have already heard that journaling or keeping a diary can help you in many different ways. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how busy you are, finding just a few minutes somewhere in the day to keep a journal could bring many advantages.
- Calm your mind
There’s something calming about writing down your thoughts at the end of the day, even if your thoughts haven’t been particularly positive. Negative thoughts can be offloaded from your mind, while positive thoughts can be reinforced to make you feel even better.
- Become more aware of yourself
It’s surprising how many people don’t truly know themselves and who they are. Keeping a journal can help you to understand your emotions better, and you’ll start spotting patterns and learning about your triggers.
- Track your development
No matter what your age or experience, there is always room for improvement and development. This doesn’t have to be a long-term process either – journalling can be a way of tracking your progress during any given time period, for example, a trial period at your new job or a course of counseling.
- Increase your brainpower
Keeping a journal on paper allows you to take some time away from your phone or laptop if this is what you would normally type of work on. Not only does this help to recharge your batteries a little, but you’ll be able to tap into your creative energies. This is just one of the ways that you can keep your brain working, particularly as you grow older.
- Reduce depression and anxiety
This cannot be said for everybody who keeps a journal, but many people have reported that recording their daily thoughts helps to reduce depression and anxiety. At the very least, it will help you to develop a tool that you can take to your doctor or therapist. It will help any health professional to understand you as a person, and you can both use it positively.
- Identify patterns and trends
Following patterns and trends about yourself can be very useful, not only for learning more about yourself and becoming aware of who you are but also for identifying things to avoid or encourage. If you notice that you seem happier during particular weeks or days, try to find out what you did differently or what happened differently.
This course is delivered via email over a 5 day period starting with the day that you sign up and will gently introduce you to some of the processes.