Recently, I have purchased myself a bullet journal, and a regular lined journal. In the past, I have attempted to start journaling but it never worked out. This time, I really set my mind to it, pulled some inspiration from instagram and Pinterest, and I journal almost daily.
In my bullet journal I have different spreads for my bucket list, travel thoughts, my daily workout, my fears, blog ideas, a workout tracker, anything and everything really. A bullet journal is meant to be beautiful and have an aesthetic to it, and since I am not artistic in any way, mine is far from perfect. I love it though and I love trying to imitate pretty spreads I see online.
As for my regular journal, I started writing down my thoughts, lists, and what goes on in my day to day life. I find it really therapeutic and freeing to write down all the highs and lows, good times and bad times. It helps to get my thoughts out on paper instead of them racing around my head at a mile a minute.
Now, onto why journaling is important and healthy. For one, it’s incredibly therapeutic. It can help you manage anxiety, reduce stress, and cope with depression. It also helps improve your mood by organizing your thoughts, and focusing on one thing.
Journaling also evokes mindfulness. It brings you into the present moment instead of worrying about the future or past. It helps make sense of everything going on in your life and brain at any given moment.
Adding journaling as part of your daily routine can become an important keystone part of your day. It generates clarity, optimizes creativity, and clears your emotions.
Personally, I write in my journal in order to release pent up emotions, create stability of my thoughts, and letting go of negative things that have happened in the past. I highly recommend journaling every day, even if you only write down a few words. It will truly improve your life and you will see a difference in the way you think.