J is for Journal

I wonder if you keep a journal. I have a list at the front of my journal which gives 26 reasons for journaling. This picture shows some of my journals so you can see I journal regularly.  I don’t make a chore out of it and don’t journal every day but a few times a week.  I recognise it is something I have done more of when life has given me lemons!

Writing can help us to get rid of some of the jumble and structure our thinking; it can help us to explore our feelings in a safe way; it can help to give us perspective; it can help us to let things go; it can helps us to reflect; it can help us to process challenging experiences.

Perhaps you are thinking ‘I don’t have time for this right now!’  Set your phone timer for 6 minutes and just start writing.  When the 6 minutes are up stop… Try that for a few days and see what happens.

Affirmation: “I am taking time to clear my mind for six minutes every day.”