Self-care is the secret to leading a healthy and fulfilling life in your new NOW. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life’s old NOW routines. This is leaving little time to take care of yourself and that is how you slip back to your old NOW ways. By making self-care a priority, you can boost your mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. Journal work is the secret to incorporating self-care into your daily routine.
Journaling is a powerful tool that allows you to organize your thoughts and emotions for Mental and Physical Plane balance. It can be particularly useful during times of stress or anxiety when your mind feels cluttered and overwhelmed. By writing down your thoughts and feelings, you can release them from your Mental Plane mind and onto paper. This process can be incredibly cathartic and can help you to gain clarity and perspective on any challenges you may be facing.
But journaling isn’t just about venting your frustrations. It can also be a way to cultivate positivity and gratitude in your life. You are encouraged to start a gratitude journal. Just write down three things you’re thankful for each day, no matter how big or small they may be. Over time, this practice can shift your focus away from negativity and towards the positive aspects of your NOW. In fact, research suggests that just 21 days of gratitude journaling can significantly increase feelings of happiness and well-being.
If you’re still not journaling, it can be helpful to set aside a specific time each day to write. This could be in your morning routine, as a way to start your day on a positive note, or in your evening routine, as a way to reflect on your day and unwind before bed. You may also find it helpful to set a timer for a specific amount of time, such as 10 or 15 minutes, to ensure that you make time for this practice each day.
In terms of what to write about, there are no rules. Your journal is a safe space for you to express yourself freely, without fear of judgment. You can write about your thoughts and feelings, your goals and aspirations, or anything else that comes to mind. The key is to be consistent and make journaling a regular part of your self-care routine. Journal work is a simple yet powerful way to practice self-care. By taking the time to write down your thoughts and emotions, you can gain clarity, release stress, and cultivate positivity in your life. Retreat within, remember and write about it.