Ok so I know people have been banging on about journaling for a while but bear with me here!
I have never been the ‘type’ to write feelings down in a diary so I did what you probably just did…you know…that little eye roll…yes I know!
UNTIL I got to breaking point in my life, knew something had to change and was willing to try anything, so I decided to stop ignoring the fact that EVERYONE said it worked…and i’ve never looked back.
It literally changed my life. 5 minutes per night was enough to shift my mindset for the better.
So I want YOU to stop ignoring it and i’m going to try and show you how and why it works and talk you through the potential ‘side effects’ so you can get started and start living a happier and more fulfilled life…honestly it really does that and you deserve that!
There are a HUGE amount of scientific studies on the benefits of journaling (which I won’t go into now in the interests of time…your friend Google or Siri can help you out there) and it’s emotional benefits and the benefits on your mental health in general. So much so that doctors, therapists, counselors and coaches routinely recommend it for patients.
But it doesn’t need to be something that takes you hours every day and is just another thing to add to your never ending to do list…no, no my friend!
There are countless ways to do ‘the bare minimum’ and still get HUGE benefits from it, start small and see how you go.
Some of my favourites, before I started designing my own printables based on what was working for me, positive psychology, a little neuroplasticity and gratitude, were the 5 minute journal, the Happiness Planner, Kikki K’s sentence a day or gratitude journal.
There are many different ways to journal and you need to find one that works for you because guess what…if it feels like a chore…you won’t do it!
Some of the lovely benefits of journaling include:
Give it a go for a week, what have you got to lose?
To make it EVEN easier you can download my FREE printable ‘5 minutes to happy’ daily journal below to get started.
It’s what I use daily and uses a combination of my tried and tested methods, based in positive psychology and personal development.
Trust me when I say this WORKS, but you get out what you put in.
Here’s to the new you! 😉
Fran Excell, Mindset & Productivity Coach – Helping Business Owners Overcome Self Sabotage & Get More Done In Less Time at www.franexcell.com
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