The simple act of committing pen to paper has remarkable powers, which are often lost in its simplicity.
When life is unfolding regularly, journaling has a transformative effect on your thoughts, self-awareness and direction.
In today’s strange and uncertain times its powers take on an even greater meaning.
Putting pen to paper in your own handwriting, unlocks your inner wisdom and uncovers answers to your challenges. Unconscious thoughts become conscious, giving your inner voice the chance to speak up.
To journal is to better understand oneself. To bring clarity to thoughts that are on whirring repeat in your mind. To ease the mental burden you carry around.
Practised consistently and wholeheartedly, journaling can help overcome depression, heal wounds, calm anxiety, and free up energy.
Journaling helps you make sense of the world around you and your actions – something all of us could benefit from at the moment. Through honesty, openness and courage, it’s a way to express your inner thoughts and understand yourself on a whole new level.
Journaling, like yoga or meditation, can be a gateway to higher consciousness. In fact, when paired with yoga and meditation it creates a complete mindfulness practice.
The beautiful thing about journaling is that it’s a universally accessible tool for growth. It’s personally guided self-help that’s on your own terms and at your own pace.
The impact of journaling is lasting, too.
Small daily contributions ingrain positive thinking, behaviours and habits that become instinctive over time. So much so, you will eventually reach a point where you no longer need to journal every day to understand yourself and make sense of your thoughts.
And here lies the essence of journaling.
Your thoughts, more than anything, determine the direction of your life and view of the world. And by elevating your thinking through a regular journaling practise, your life will automatically upgrade too.
So, today, when many of us find ourselves confined to our homes with more time with our thoughts, consider the simple practice of journaling to help better…
What you will find is that, in an unpredictable world, journaling is the perfect sanctuary, trusted guide and beacon of reassurance that we can all do with right now.
The real question isn’t necessarily when or if you should consider journaling, but whether there has ever been a better time to start than now -- it might just be the perfect thing to navigate these uncertain times.
Lyndelle Palmer Clarke is the founder of Dailygreatness, the author of the Dailygreatness Journals inspiring you to be your own guru and Rocking Fit a 12-week holistic training program designed especially for women.