Perks of Journaling

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If you've ever been to therapy, the idea of journaling your thoughts or emotions has probably been thrown out there in one way or another (#ImJustAsGuilty 🙈).  There’s no coincidence as to why journaling is one of the first few coping techniques suggested by your therapist. It's for *good* and *strong* reasons!! Many professionals have been found to disagree, though; believing that documenting traumatic experiences resurfaces emotional and physical pain only to cause further damage. This disagreement arises, however, due to the fact that many individuals will end up writing about said trauma without *fully* undergoing the therapeutic process and facing the root of their challenges. 

Some of you may be rolling your eyes as you read this post because the idea of journaling sounds silly (or maybe you’ve actually tried it & weren’t able to reap the benefits that everyone keeps raving about). Stereotypically, many may link the word ‘journal’ to the word ‘diary’ (which is definitely one way it can be used). However, there's so much more to it than that. Check out the benefits and alternative uses of a journal below:

  • Prioritization
  • Self Care
  • Healing
  • Achieving Goals
  • Evoking Mindfulness
  • Boosting Memory & Comprehension 
  • Sparking Creativity
  • Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence
  • Increasing Your Spirituality and/or Gratefulness
  • Strengthening Your Self Discipline
  • Increasing Self Confidence
  • & Improving Communication Skills

Nowadays, many of these topics are incorporated into a person's morning routine. Fortunately, journaling has become easier now than ever. While there are still blank journals on the market, there are journals that have topics or themes listed above structured into the pages! This is very beneficial to those new to the process of journaling. If you’re in the market for purchasing a new journal, i’ve linked a few of my current favorites below! (I’ve been really into personalization & monogramming lately, so that heavily influenced the first two selections lol)

If you’re interested in a follow-up on "How to Journal from Scratch", comment below (You’re not the only one that gets stuck, I promise 😝).

P.s. What are some journaling tools you use??

 

 

 

Wonder Woman/I Am That Girl

Anyone who knows me, knows my love for superheroes... and I’ve always had the best of friends who have supported (...enabled) this love by sending me anything & everything superhero related - I.e. pics, videos, gifs, etc. whenever they come across them. However, today, one of my best friends out did herself by sending me the cutest Wonder Woman/Female Empowerment themed picture!!

Not only was the image a Wonder Woman themed/female empowerment picture, but it ended up being designed by artist, @kimothyjoy in collaboration with one of my newest favorite non-profit organizations, @iamthatgirl 

The image is being sold as a limited edition poster print out & 10% of sales go towards @iamthatgirl’s program development!! How amazing is that?!

Now, you all know I had to go ahead & order one for myself, but I thought I would share their Instagram handles & links to their pages for anyone else interested in reading about 'I Am That Girl' & supporting this amazing cause as well!

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Link to order your own poster & support the cause: 

https://www.kimothyjoy.com/shop/together-we-change-the-world-11x14-art-print 

Link to read more about I Am That Girl & what they're about: 

http://www.iamthatgirl.org

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