Journaling is one of the most therapeutic activity we can do at home in our own time. It's been known to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing. Why? Because it can be away of releasing our thoughts onto the page, therefore gaining clarity. Freeing our mind and releasing them onto the page can also help us compartmentalise and plan ahead. Writing down the past or present topics can help us clear space in your head for thoughts of the future - cultivating hope and joy!
“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” Anne Frank
Two ways to relieve stress and boost contentment through journaling are:
Setting daily or weekly Intentions - These are little positive notes to yourself to motivate you for the week ahead!
Writing Gratitude notes - What has gone well that day or week and what you feel grateful for?
Top 5 Independent Journals
1) Plannher - Vienda Maria
Plannher is a planner and journaling method to inspire clarity, trust, harmony, creativity and spiritual connection to self while setting meaningful and realistic goals, into your months, weeks, and days. The planner-and-journal-in-one offers high-level purpose practices to feel organised with a sense of direction.
2) The Self Healing Journal - Rachel Havekost
The Self-Healer's Journal provides daily prompts that are scientifically researched to reduce depression, raise your vibrations, and promote total bliss for life.The Self-Healer's Journal is a 90-day guided journal that will take you from feeling lost,disconnected, and stressed to deeply grounded,blissfully engaged, and fully aligned with life!
3) Journal to Master you Mindset - Hannah Crates
Hannah is a Mindset Coach and has turned her journal into a 8 week course. She has spent years working with hundreds of people from around the world here in Bali and online to teach them how to journal to master their mindset. Now she is on a mission to share this carefully cultivated, tested, life-changing information with the world and with you.
4) My Fitness Journal - Two Minds
This beautiful A5 journal is created so you can track and plan your fitness progress, positivity and well-being. Two Minds have created this journal with how to section so you will have no problem learning how to use this book.
5) The Joy Journal - Laura Brand
The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play has fifty engaging activities for creative, everyday playtime to encourage a connection to nature, sense of joy and bonding with your kids, while nurturing your own inner child too. The activities are mindful, creative and, crucially, very easy things to make and do with children that you will enjoy as much as they will.