Lindsey Wigfield

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One of the most common questions that those who are beginners to journaling ask is, “What shall I write about?” It’s a good question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. People start journaling for many reasons.

Maybe you want to keep a biographical journal; a record of your life for posterity and something to pass on to the next generation. Perhaps you want to write a creative journal; a place to experiment with ideas for other writing, artistic or craft projects. Many people use journaling as therapy; to explore their most personal thoughts and feelings and find solutions to life’s problems.

Discover and define why you want to write a journal. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have the material for your first journal entry. Write on the first page of your journal why you want to write and what you hope to gain from the practice of journaling.

That’s a great way to get started journaling. Now the trick is to keep going. No-one can tell you what to write next. But the following tips should help you find out what to write every time you want to make a journal entry. How often you keep your journal is up to you, but most people find writing regularly helps develop the habit. Keep Reading

Some people report that their anxiety is the worst in the morning. It can be easy to immediately start thinking about all of the things you need to do and neglect your mental health. If you’re struggling with high anxiety in the morning, try out some of these tips.  Keep Reading

To some beginners, getting started with journaling is as easy as grabbing a notebook and a pen. Others need more guidance. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you get started, so that you can achieve the most success with your personal writing. Keep Reading

Staying centered may seem impossible with everything that you have on your plate but by developing a few daily habits, you could be well on your way to lasting calm. Here are five habits that are worth adding to your daily routine. Keep Reading

This week’s post comes from Dr. Linda Miles. Dr. Miles has a passion for helping create a better world by teaching Mindfulness practices and compassion for self and others. Her new book is an Amazon best-seller and you can purchase it here: Change Your Story, Change Your Brain.

  • Do you find yourself in a funk without knowing the reason?
  • Do you want to better understand your moods and their patterns?
  • Do you want to experience more mental well-being?
  • Do you want to improve your mental and physical health?
    Keep Reading

One of my friends recently posted publicly about her battle with depression. It’s not an easy thing to talk about, especially to the entire world. The automatic response to is to hide your feelings because no one wants to hear about the bad stuff going on. They want to look at photos of cute puppies and rainbows on social media. But when emotions are ignored for long periods of time, they remain deep inside and can have a destructive impact on your physical and mental health. Try to release them in one of the five ways below, so that they aren’t building up inside you. Disclaimer: We are not doctors and we’re certainly not saying the below suggestions are a cure for depression. Keep Reading

Believe it or not, September is National Self-Improvement Month. Perhaps it’s because school starts again or maybe it’s because a new season begins on the 22nd. Regardless, this month is a time to set goals, attend a conference, or do anything that makes you a better person. Not sure how to celebrate? We got you covered with journal prompts that will get you thinking about…well, you. Keep Reading

Do you write in a journal regularly? Maybe you used to keep a journal but aren’t in the habit of writing anymore, or maybe you’ve meant to start journaling for a while, but can’t find the time. Whatever the reason, if you aren’t keeping a journal, you’re missing out on some impressive benefits. Journaling is an excellent tool for personal development, and it can improve your life in a number of ways. Here are seven ways you’ll benefit from writing in a journal. Keep Reading

This week’s guest post is written by Dionna Sanchez.

I am so excited about this idea of creating a Homemaking Journal to pass down. I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

Homemaking Journals were actually passed down through generations in the “olden days.” It is a journal where you record in one place all things related to homemaking. You can pick and choose any of the following to include in your Homemaking Journal or include them all if you wish! Keep Reading

People have kept journals for centuries. Some journals, such as those of Samuel Pepys and Oscar Wilde, have achieved fame and notoriety. But for every published journal which gains public interest, thousands of private journals are written solely for the writer’s benefit. One of the key benefits of journaling is the positive effect it can have on health.

What Are the Health Benefits of Journaling?

Digital journal and writing journal

It may surprise you that the health benefits of journaling are physical and psychological. A research program conducted at the University of Texas showed that writing a journal reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and can also ease pain associated with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Psychological studies show journaling to be an effective form of therapy. People who keep a journal are more relaxed, develop more effective problem-solving skills, and make better decisions. There is also a link between journaling and creativity. Keep Reading

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