How to Improve Your Wellbeing with Journals

Your health and wellbeing is one of the most important things in your life. These days a lot of us need to take time to work on it and using a journal can be a great help. Aside from feeling organised and productive there are more ways that you can address your feelings and become mindful with your journals.

Writing

Writing about your feelings can be extremely therapeutic. Many people keep a daily diary but for a lot of us that’s not realistic. Consider that you don’t have to stick to writing everyday. Just pick up your journal when you need it most. Take the pressure off yourself to write pages and pages and just use it as a way to vent. Often when somethings down on paper it feels like a weights been lifted.

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Gratitude Log

One way many bullet journalists incorporate wellbeing into their journals is with a gratitude log. But you don’t really need to have a bullet journal, a gratitude log can be in any notebook. The way it works is that you write down 1 or 2 things a day that you are thankful for. It might seem silly and cheesy but you’ll be surprised how much of a difference it can make.

Mood Tracking

Similar to a gratitude log the mood tracker is a way to reflect, but this time on how you feel. The way it works is that you asign certain moods to different colours. It can be as simple as colouring in a square a day or a full blown artistic creation that incorporates colours to represent your feelings.

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Drawing/Doodling

A lot of people find doodling very therapeutic. You don’t have to be a Picasso by any means. The point is to create something to calm yourself. You might like drawing lots and lots of tiny cactii. So go for it. If the process of putting pen to paper soothes you then go forth and doodle!

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How do you use your journal for wellbeing?

We’d love to hear how you use your journal for your wellbeing. Let us know in the comments!

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