In light of the uncertainty caused by COVID19, you may find yourself worried and anxious about what the future may bring. But there are simple yet powerful habits we can develop to regain our personal power and turn a challenge into an opportunity. It doesn’t have to be complicated; you will start to see results in a few minutes a day. Science has shown that journaling has incredible health benefits, from promoting a worry-free mind to increasing levels of productivity and happiness. Here are three ways to use the journal to overcome stress and anxiety at this stage of the coronavirus.
What Is Good About It?
Have you ever felt stressed, or anxious? And have you ever been constantly thinking about a person or event to the point that you feel like you can’t get them out of your head? Well, this is why journal writing is good. It relaxes you, calms you down, and helps you understand your feelings about a person or event, which never hurts.
# 1 Have A Gratitude Journal
Gratitude is about connecting with a deep sense of appreciation for something or someone. Being aware of the beauty you already possess in life can be the secret to turning anxiety about the future into a happy present moment. As human beings, we are programmed to focus on negative events, what Psychology calls the effect of negativity. When we make a gratitude list, we are re-educating the mind to see beyond the dimension of perception and recognize the gifts that surround us. Journaling is an effective way to build a grateful heart and change your negative thinking. Try writing down three things you are grateful for every day in a journal and you will see the magic happen. If you are starting this practice, we recommend that you find a journal with simple instructions for each day, such as the My Life Journal.
# 2 Write Your Feelings
Writing down the ups and downs of everyday life can help you increase your awareness of your experiences and find meaning in difficult times. When you take the time to stop and reflect on your interactions, life events, and all the motions felt during those situations, you bring insight into various aspects of the subconscious that were repressed. A diary, a journal or whatever you call is is a is a tool that allows you to know yourself and, of course, clarify what can be done to solve the situation in which you find yourself.
# 3 Aren’t You Good with Words?
Try scribbling. Did you know that rhythmic movements made during drawing can lower cortisol, the “stress hormone”? it’s true, the art of journaling is incredibly powerful when it comes to relieving stress. If the words are not in your comfort zone, we encourage you to draw spontaneously. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. The important thing is to take the time to be simple. And have fun!
Do you dare to start writing your journal today? In a short time, you will no longer be able to live without it and it will become an inseparable companion in your life. We sincerely hope that this post will give you a better understanding of how journaling can be simple and effective, in the pursuit of peace and serenity, amid chaos and uncertainty.
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