Keeping a journal is good for your mental health. This isn’t just some weird new-age idea, it’s been proven in multiple studies to provide numerous benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety levels and improving mood. Journaling can also be used as an outlet for negative thoughts or emotions that you might not want to talk about with others. It’s a way of releasing pent-up tension without having to worry about being judged by someone else. Some people find that writing out their feelings helps them organize their thoughts so they don’t feel so overwhelmed on the inside. And there are other therapeutic benefits too: research has shown writing down our feelings helps us process them more fully, even if we never share what we’ve written with anyone else.
Keeping a journal can help you relieve stress and anxiety levels as well as improve your mood. Some people use it to get emotions out that they don’t want to talk about with others, while others find it helps them organize their thoughts when feeling overwhelmed.
When I started using journaling as part of my mental health journey I was lost and confused when it came to what kind of journal to use. I couldn’t find a guided journal that had exactly what I was looking for so I created one myself!
I Just Wanna Vibe is a guided journal brought to you from No Filter Co. This journal includes 50+ journaling prompts, self-love reminders, self-care reminders, coloring pages, positive affirmations, brain dump journaling pages, and more. The second half of the journal is completely blank so you’re free to come up with your own ideas as well!
I Just Wanna Vibe is the perfect way to begin your journey by journaling and exploring what’s going on within you.
What I love most about this guided journal? It’s a great starting point for any person, no matter how much writing experience they have. Whether you’re looking for guidance or simply want to get started on your own mental health journaling journey, this journal has something for everyone!
The second half of the journal is completely blank so you’re free to come up with your own ideas as well!
JOURNALING FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Journaling is a great tool for self-discovery, but it is also one of the most important tools you can use for your mental health. It has truly helped me change my entire thought process.
The benefits of journaling are wide and varied: writing down what’s going on in your life helps to release pent-up stress; forcing yourself to think about a problem from multiple angles will help you come up with creative solutions.
If you are a creature of habit the Mindful Mornings Journal may be right for you. Habit-forming mindfulness journal to start your day with. Practice positivity, check in with your feelings, set daily intentions, and practice gratitude.
REDUCE ANXIETY & IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH: This journal gives you habit-forming prompts to help you start your day in a positive way.
INTENTION SETTING: Use the intention setting space to decide how you want your day to go.
PRACTICE GRATITUDE: Check in with yourself and the things you want to give thanks for. Getting super specific in the gratitude space allows you to manifest and be mindful of what you want next in life.
DAILY AFFIRMATIONS: Use the affirmation space to begin practicing a positive self-talk routine.
TODAY I’M FEELING: This is the perfect section to track your moods, sleep habits, and an overall mental health check-in.
WRITE AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU WANT: While we suggest journaling once a day, we’ve left our mindfulness journal un-dated so you can go at your own pace.
Use this space to practice a positive self-talk routine by using affirmations like “I am enough” or “Every day I’m getting better.” If you feel yourself slipping into old negative patterns of thought that keep you anxious, journaling may be for you.
BENEFITS OF JOURNALING
Some people find that writing out their feelings helps them organize their thoughts so they don’t feel so overwhelmed on the inside.
Here are some of the benefits of journaling:
-It centers you and helps you feel more grounded in your own life, feelings, mind, body, etc.
-Sharing one’s thoughts on paper can provide a sense of relief or release that would not be possible otherwise. You might find yourself feeling less stressed and anxious after journaling.
-Spending time with your thoughts can be helpful in making sense of what you’re feeling. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the future.
-Journaling provides a way to get information from inside our head out into the world without having to verbalize it, which can be really important if you struggle with internalizing your anxiety.
-Journaling can be an outlet for creativity. It’s a chance to explore your imagination and express yourself in ways that you might not feel comfortable doing otherwise .
-The act of writing is also thought to increase focus, clarity, self-awareness, and problem-solving ability.
-Some people like the sense of accountability that comes with having a set time to journal each day.
-Journaling also has the potential to be an important tool for recovery and healing.
-Writing allows us to externalize our thoughts, which can improve self-awareness and help you identify patterns of negative thinking or behavior that need your attention. It can also give us a sense of control over what we’re going through by providing perspective.
BLANK SPACE JOURNALING
If you don’t think guided journaling is right for you we also have many blank notebooks that you can use!
Ideas to write in your journal:
-List the things you’re grateful for today.
-Write about what your day was like: people, activities, feelings or thoughts that stand out to you in any way.
-Keep an ongoing list of goals and intentions for yourself – this can be anything from “I will go on a walk every morning before work” or “I will practice positive self-talk” to
-Designate a time of day to write in your journal and set the appointment on your phone as well. This way, no matter what happens during the day you can take five minutes for yourself.
-Think about how you want today’s entry to end: is it with something fantastic that brought you joy during the day or do you want to summarize what happened?
-End your entry with a question: “What did I enjoy today?” or “What are my hopes for tomorrow?”
HAVE YOU TRIED USING JOURNALING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?