Do you really want to get into journaling but can’t find the motivation? Do you start out journaling with the best intentions but have trouble staying consistent?
Believe me, I get it! I’ve been there!
The secret to solving your problem is this... YOU GOTTA FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!! :)
Whether that's hand writing it out in a cute little notebook or typing it out on a computer for a stranger to read and reply to! What works will depend on YOU!
But what if you could write in a journal online and get someone else’s perspective on your problems? What if when you wrote in your journal, someone with the proper knowledge and training could write back to you? Give you suggestions, feedback, advice, and resources depending on what you’re dealing with? What if you started looking forward to journaling because now you can get something back?!
How Does it Work?
First I will invite you to join a shared Google Document. Once you approve that invite you can begin writing your entries. Once you have written an entry, then I will read it and reply back to you with anything and everything I have to help you out!! From feedback, tips, and advice to quotes and mini homework assignments.
Are you having trouble with feeling lonely during quarantine? Or need some better ways to take care of yourself and your mental health? I can help you figure out some new and different ways to do just that!
OH and did I mention, your first entry is FREE!! So you can figure out if this is for you before you commit to investing in it!! (If you want to go ahead and set up your first, free entry email me and let me know you are ready to get journaling here: email@example.com)
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!!
Why Should I Journal?
According to an article on PsychologyToday.com, “Outcome research on the benefits of journaling shows mixed results. Sometimes keeping a journal of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences helps, but often it makes things worse. In general it is likely to hurt if it tries to help you “know yourself” in isolation and helps if it leads to greater understanding and behavior change in your interactions with others.”
“Know yourself in isolation” is an interesting way to describe it, I think. But I think it means that failing to connect with other people, and get feedback etc, is important as well. If you only look to yourself for improvement, solutions, and opportunities for growth, you’re missing out on a whole lot! And this little fact is another reason why doing 1:1 Journaling with me can be very beneficial for you since it WILL NOT be in isolation and you will have someone to offer you a different perspective on things.
The article goes on to give a list of benefits and drawbacks of journaling according to research:Journaling can have a positive effect on your behavior and well being if it:
- Makes you step back and evaluate your thoughts, emotions, and behaviorExplores solutions
- Brings your emotions and motivations into alignment with your deepest values
- Converts negative energy into positive creativity and growth
- Lowers your emotional reactivity to others
- Increases tolerance of ambiguity, ambivalence, and unpredictability, which are part of normal living
- Helps you see other people’s perspectives alongside your own
- Makes you feel more humane
- Helps you take a definite course of action.
If you would like to read more about the pros and cons of journaling, use this link to read the article I wrote on my blog!