We are creating beings (not human doings) and so keeping a journal is a lost art that can be good to rediscover. Keeping a diary or journal is not about always processing your thoughts, but can serve as a brainstorm session for a business (or your life!) or you could keep a travel journal or notes to write down poems and thoughts, the world is your oyster. It’s a good place to also write lists (author Andrew Matthews once wrote that it’s amazing that we lists for our shopping, but not for our life! Also see why you should keep a nature journal.
Your 5-Minute Journal can transform your outlook to life, using daily prompts to encourage you to reflect and focus your thoughts, find in-depth check-ins and challenges, cultivate gratitude and read inspiring quotes, to motivate you through the year. Bring some happiness and thankfulness into your life, to reduce stress and improve self-esteem. This flexible journal allows you to jumpstart your day in the morning or before bed to collect thoughts, and encourage a good night’s sleep. Written by a qualified counsellor, the journal is beautifully illustrated throughout, a calming and supportive space to help you on your path.
How Daily Journalling Is Good for Mental Health
Diaries are not just about what you had for lunch, but are a way to write down and process private thoughts, so that you don’t become overwhelmed with modern life. Not everyone can afford a private counsellor (or afford to wait for one on the NHS). And sometimes the people next to you are either too close or too busy to listen, or sometimes the cause of why you are stressed in the first place! Journalling simply means putting pen to paper, and journalling your thoughts. Once on paper, often they dissipate. A guided journal is a great way to ensure that rather than just scribbling anything, you use a daily journal as your own personal therapist, which can also help guide you towards the life of your dreams.
The Healing Journal helps you overcome the emotional toll of chronic or invisible illness with writing prompts and soothing illustrations, inspired by nature. This illustrated volume offers guided journalling by Emily Suñez, who has chronic illness herself. She offers over 100 writing prompts to console and empower, and to cultivate self-compassion and develop self-care best suited to your illness. Unlock the emotional benefits of mindfulness and spot patterns related to symptoms, to manage them better.
My Green Lifestyle Journal is packed with tips to make simple changes on food, home, cleaning, travel, gardening, wildlife and activist, plus room to record your progress. Make easy meal swaps, get creative with leftovers, shop smart and create clever upcycling projects. Look after wildlife on your doorstep, recycle like a pro, and replace products with green alternatives, get informed on green issues and engage with your community. If gardening with animal friends, see how to make your garden safe for pets, to know toxic plants etc to avoid.