This week, I’ve been reminding a few people about the benefits of journalling.  I’m a huge fan of journalling and recommend it to all my clients. It’s a fabulous support tool for our work together. In fact, I’d say it can help anyone out there – so read on…

(p.s. if you want to give journalling a go but don’t know where to start, I’ve got a great guide – just email me and I’ll send you a copy)

5 Key Benefits of Journalling

These are my top 5 benefits of journalling (and there’s so many more!)…

  • It’s a great way of getting things off your chest; to express negative emotions or explore tough stuff that might otherwise be difficult (especially for the people-pleasers out there)

  • I love that it gives some distance and a different perspective – ideal if you’re stuck in circular thinking or hitting the same issues repeatedly.  It can provide clarity and the ability to tap into new insights
  • The regular process of journalling is great for bringing awareness to what’s going on, and – as I say so often – noticing is the very first step to changing
  • Getting reflections on paper helps move it into something more tangible and manageable than just thinking about it, and can help you work it through to generate options and a plan of action
  • With targeted journalling, we can really improve our mood, our appreciation and sense of joy, and self esteem.  I love creating journalling projects to help clients explore and challenge that negative inner voice and to shift what’s holding them back

(Oh and it’s been shown to boost mindfulness, memory and communication skills and can lead to better sleep, a stronger immune system, more self-confidence and a higher IQ)

What’s not to love, eh?  I have a guide to journalling with some useful tips and ideas of how to get started that I’m happy to share if you fancy giving it a go.  Just drop me a line if you want a copy.