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By SHARON VARGAS, Veteran

Discover the Art of Journaling

BY SHARON VARGAS, VETERAN

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Journaling - The New Therapy

Journaling is the new therapy.

Have you ever thought about keeping a journal to document the significant moments of your life or to navigate through challenging times, set your future goals, or simply plan for tomorrow? If not, it’s time to give it a try. Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be incredibly therapeutic, offering you a profound insight into yourself.

It’s been revealed that writing has a multitude of benefits for your mental health. It can boost your self-confidence, enhance your emotional well-being, drive you towards your goals, improve your memory, and increase your overall productivity. The advantages are boundless.

Journals serve as the perfect private canvas to initiate positive changes in your life and gain a fresh perspective on your challenges, passions, social connections, and your future.

Remember, there are no strict rules when it comes to journaling. Your journal can be whatever you want it to be. So, where should you begin? Select your journal and start writing freely – whatever pops into your mind. Write about the dream you had last night, a cherished recipe, what made you upset, what made you happy, something amusing, or an intriguing conversation you overheard. Pour out your joys, frustrations, aspirations, and experiences. Your journal is your sanctuary.

Alternatively, you can opt for a weekly themed approach. For instance, one week’s theme could revolve around motivation, while the next week’s theme could focus on financial matters. The possibilities are endless.

If you find yourself at a loss for words, consider answering a few guiding questions. Here are a few examples to get you started:

  • What happen today?
  • How am I feeling today?
  • What were the highlights of my day?
  • What did I learn today?
  • What are my goals for this year, this month, this week, or tomorrow?
  • What are the top five things I hope to achieve by the end of the year?
  • What are the top two destinations I’d love to visit?
  • Who are the three individuals I’d like to connect with in the next three months?
  • What are the top five things I want to say “NO” to?
  • What are my favorite songs?
  • Who had a significant impact on my life this week?
  • What is the most fascinating thing I observed or heard today?

Are you ready to embark on this journey?

Set aside some time to connect with your inner thoughts.

Always remember there are no rigid or fixed journaling guidelines. Your journal can evolve into whatever you envision it to be.

Grab your journal, a pen, and let the words flow. It’s time to start writing!