SOCIAL MEDIA

6.7.18

4 Types of Journals That Help Nurture Self Love




Remember those diaries that you protected fiercely as a child. You held on dearly to them for good reason. They were places where you could express your inner-most thoughts without judgement from others or where you could doodle to your heart's content. Without consciously realising it perhaps, your diaries/journals were effective little tools for nurturing self love. Something that adults around us might have dismissed as frivolous or distracting was actually quite valuable. Numerous studies have  suggested that journaling offers the following benefits:

*Increasing our IQ
*Encouraging mindfulness
* Helping to realise goals
*Developing our emotional maturity
*Strengthening memory
*Improving comprehension
*Strengthening self discipline
*Promoting healing (emotionally, physically and psychologically)
*Igniting creativity
*Boosting self confidence

Despite all these advantages, as we transitioned into adulthood, many of us abandoned our beloved confidants in the name of focusing on 'real life'. Interestingly, as grown up's, we probably stand to gain even more from revisiting the old practice. What's nice is that there are so many pretty ready-made designs available these days. Although, if you are crafty, you can make your own. Just as enjoyable as choosing your journals, is deciding what you want to journal about. You can approach this the old-fashioned way of keeping one journal for writing down varied musings. I have come to prefer   keeping several journals and organising them according to  category. Presently, I have four journals dedicated to the following areas: 1}Travel 2}Gratitude 3} Relationships and 4}Affirmations/Manifestion. I rotate them depending on what I'm going through or want to contemplate on any given day. By all means, tailor your journaling ritual to suit your preferences. Above all, have fun putting your deepest desires or playful whims on paper. 

Here are the 4  journals that are currently either in my purse or at my bedside table...

*Travel Journal- Travel is one of the most fulfilling experiences we can enjoy in life, whether it is to a far away land or to an almost forgotten corner of your home town. The moments we have while traveling, even the seemingly challenging ones, can inspire us in infinite ways. These days digital photography, especially with the help of our ever present cell phones, makes it easy to record  these moments visually. Yet, there are certain details that even the most vivid photograph can not quite capture.  A picture may be worth a thousand words but it can not convey each sensation. Taking a journal on your travels, allows you to jot down the beautiful details of your adventures: each sight, sound, taste and scent. You can do this while sitting in a cafe,  on a beach or in your hotel room . It's a pleasing way to be fully immersed in the moment and still have the memories stored for savouring later.

*Gratitude Journal-These have become a bit of a trend but that is a good thing. Expressing thanks for the positives in our lives is a powerful way of lifting our moods and channelling more good. When things are good, it may be easy to take the blessings for granted and when things are challenging, we may forget that there are reasons to smile. Making a habit of listing the things we're thankful about helps to keep things in perspective. Whether you start or end your day with a written expression of gratitude, it's bound to be transformative. 

*Affirmation/Manifestion Journal- Conscientiously saying kind, uplifting words to ourselves may seem like a strange or unnecessary thing since most of us have been conditioned since  childhood to speak harshly to ourselves. Changing patterns of negative self talk requires consistent attention. You can utter affirmations to yourself at any time and this would be helpful. However, I have found that writing them down is one way to make this exercise in personal kindness a regular, very intentional  thing. You can jot down just one affirmation each time or go on a spree by filling a page. Apart from specific affirmations, you may also note goals you would like to accomplish or dreams you would like to manifest. You can itemise steps to take or what you visualise the outcome to look like. In this journal, I like creating mini manifestation boards on the pages by gluing photos and  words clipped from magazines.

*Relationship Journal- When I'm facing difficulties in a romantic relationship or with single-hood, I resort to journaling to help process my emotions. There may be things that I don't feel comfortable telling even my closest friends or that I can only process through introspection. Transcribing my feelings regarding matters of the heart is often cathartic. Then I read those entries much later and  situations that previously felt so insurmountable seem so distant and minute. It's cool to look back and realise how much I've survived and grown.

I look forward to hearing about how you use journaling to nurture self love. 

51 comments :

  1. This is a wonderful article sis! I’m used to writing down daily happenings just for sentimental value, but haven’t done so in depth for a while. Thanks to you, I think it’s time to pick my relationship journal writing back up. There is so much I can learn from myself when I get everything in my brain on paper or in audio form. Still trying to figure out the best way to keep up an audio journal. Thank you for this therapy! Im all about self care, peace and positive vibes. If we do t protect our inner and outer being no one elae will.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awwww! Thank you for the sweet words sis. You're right, there is so much to learn through journaling. Btw,I never heard of audio journaling. You've introduced me to something new. I have done audio affirmations though. Let's hear it for self care,peace and positive vibes!Let's hear it for protecting our inner and outer beings!

      Delete
  2. Travelling is one activity that every individual must undertake at one time or the other, as part of their earthly existence; it does not matter what the purpose of travel is, or whether the travel is local or international. A lot of people actually look forward to traveling to other parts of the world for various reasons and purposes. Thanks for the great info. Omio promo code

    ReplyDelete
  3. We Compare Hotel Prices & Vacation Home Rentals from major hotels and booking sites. Best price guarantee for Hotels, Resorts, Hostels, Apartments, Boutique hotels, Business hotels, Guest Houses, worldwide.hotel brand comparison

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your blog is really a good platform to get informative posts. It is really a helpful platform.Your blog is really a good platform to get informative posts. It is really a helpful platform. Past a month I travel to Thailand in business case. In real Thailand has many beautiful places for visiting. There’s a case to be made that Chiang Mai deserves the Thai foodie crown with its streetside barbecue carts, slurpy noodle soups, and fresh markets open day and night. But nothing beats the variety in Bangkok, from its legendary street food to its buzzed-about haute cuisine, both of which have earned the city Michelin stars.https://catmotors.net/routes/doi-inthanon-national-park/ Thailand’s capital quite literally caters to every type of eater: Big appetite but little budget? Follow your nose down Chinatown’s Yaowarat Road or queue up for one of the crab omelettes that made chef Jay Fai the queen of sidewalk dining. Big appetite and even bigger credit card limit? Treat yourself at Bo.lan or Le Du. Then, when you’re one more bite of coconut curry away from bursting, fill your time with cooking classes or tours of Bangkok’s famous floating markets.https://catmotors.net/routes/pai/ Visit this website for more information.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Just lovely. The perfect artle and the perfect words. I have always thought this and say along the way. To see it out there this morning was inspiring.Rajasthan Studio Experiences

    ReplyDelete
  6. You research projects can be successfully make by our knowledgeable writers here. Online educational materials and tools are be shown with their writing documents. The volume is high and taken good study papers also.tempo traveller on hire in chandigarh

    ReplyDelete
  7. You explained very well about packing tips. you can also save money by booking short stay parking Stansted and save a lot of money.Botswana Tours And Safaris

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ahhh a whole month sounds AMAZING! Ireland is an absolute blast, and honestly you could do a whole separate trip here with just the kids too. It is such a kid-friendly country. You can take your kids to the pubs at night and they are so good to the kiddos. London is awesome too. I'm so thankful we went for our honeymoon because it was a surreal trip. If you ever go, let me know! I'll join you for France!travel products

    ReplyDelete

  9. What a trip you had! I hope you did not have flight delays. I want to share my personal experience as well. My first flight experience was last February 2017. Since there is no direct connecting flight from US to Thailand. Having seen in a lot of movies that people usually read books on airports and in flights, I also decided to keep a few good novels to give my first flight journey and “good-enough-to-remember” feel. It was my first flight journey and I wanted to make it special. Finally, when I was On air, I decided to read a book but Damn! The Earth and her beauty! Mountains flicker like glitter on Earth’s surface, rivers looking like giant snakes making their way out, clouds like puffy cotton balls floating in the sky and the delicious sunshine making its way through the window glass-what a moment.guided tours Switzerland

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is something other than having a great time. As Augustine of Hippo said " The world is a book and the individuals who don't travel read only one page."
 During travel you can accomplish things you more often than not don't do.luxury travel

    ReplyDelete
  11. Most of the lodges have canopies that you may climb and see the jungle from over the trees. Visit nearby communities and see the manner in which the people live their day by day lives. In the event that you are fortunate your cabin will have a Macaw Lick where you can see the birds come to nourish, this included in the cost of your jungle visit. If you want to know more, Please check out here:tricks to find cheap flights

    ReplyDelete

  12. Many people visit weekly someone visits monthly and another visit yearly. It is very important to maintain health because travel brings a positive change in our thinking. Through change the environment we feel fresh and happy. Thanks for sharing your personal experience. I love the way you enjoy your life. Travel to different places and examine different Presidential Suite is the best way to create a positivity in lifePrivate Jet One Ways

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi,As Augustine of Hippo said " The world is a book and the individuals who don't travel read only one page."
 During travel you can accomplish things you more often than not don't doPrivate Jet One Ways

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really like to read your blogs because in those blogs you are always talking about many interesting places. These places are my favorite that I have been willing to see all my life. hotels in dubai

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sitting at home one can get wide information regarding various car hire companies terms and condition best transfer rates

    ReplyDelete
  16. Many companies are offering discounts for online booking, which is varied from company to company depending upon the availability of the vehicle and seasons of vacation. best transfer rates

    ReplyDelete
  17. Pretty element of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing in your feeds or even I success you get admission to consistently fast. Private Jet Charter

    ReplyDelete


  18. I really like to read your blogs because in those blogs you are always talking about many interesting places. These places are my favorite that I have been willing to see all my life.
    Tibet tour

    ReplyDelete
  19. Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.best toddler carrier

    ReplyDelete
  20. These are great pics! We are looking in buying an Oliver and wondered what you tow yours with. Have you gotten very much use out of it? Any regrets? Any insight would be so helpful.Social traveler

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is a listing for a luxury vacation rental home in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. It is an extremely spacious home at over 6030 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The backyard has a large heated pool, hot tub, fire pit area, and multi-use sport court for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, or badminton. The downstairs has a game room and additional wet bar area where guests can play billiards or ping-ping as well as traditional card games and board games. Every bedroom has a flatscreen TV and full-length mirror with colorful and tasteful bedding and decor. Visitors come the Scottsdale area to escape the cold winter months, to play or watch golf, attend spring training baseball games, or to attend other local events such as auctions, horse shows, and charity dinners.
    click here

    ReplyDelete


  22. There are several complete snorkel sets for sale. Are you advanced and want to buy a pair of professional.indian visa on arrival

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work.
    indian visa for british citizens

    ReplyDelete

  24. I really like to read your blogs because in those blogs you are always talking about many interesting places. These places are my favorite that I have been willing to see all my life.E-Hotel Finder

    ReplyDelete
  25. The road trip for great things always, I am getting the useful crashed programs with us, the beach shops and following the great events. Better features and road trip concepts always on finding skills. Pusat Sewa Bus

    ReplyDelete
  26. You have written all the detail about travel that is very helpful for us. Every traveler should need this information. Often we suffer in diseases so this is the best guidance blog for all. Very nice post, thanks for more information. The information that you discuss in the article is really helpful for me.Visit here for more information.scearch and book your hotel

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your blog provided us with valuable information to work with. Each & every tips of your post are awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging.scearch and book your hotel

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm just glad it was something we could handle. I have two credit cards I use for everything. One is my American Airlines AAdvantage card, and the other is my Chase card. I actually might have just stuck with the AAdvantage card, but it charges foreign transaction fees! That's why I think Chase is such a great card for travelers. Those foreign transaction fees can add up.Cheap flights

    ReplyDelete
  29. Every traveler should need this information. Often we suffer in diseases so this is the best guidance blog for all. Very nice post, thanks for more information. The information that you discuss in the article is really helpful for me.budapest short term rentals

    ReplyDelete
  30. You have written all the detail about travel that is very helpful for us. Every traveler should need this information. Often we suffer in diseases so this is the best guidance blog for all. Very nice post, thanks for more information. The information that you discuss in the article is really helpful for me.budapest short term rentals

    ReplyDelete
  31. I enjoyed your blog. Its easy to read, the content is good, and youre an educated writer unlike most of the blogs I come across when searching on this topic. I will check back in the future and see if you have more articles. Thanks for posting this, I appreciate the information and the effort you put into your site.Essentiel-Voyages.top

    ReplyDelete
  32. Travel can be requesting, particularly on the off chance that you are not being "drove around by the nose" on a gathering trip. You realize you should be on your toes - to be situationally mindful - to give close consideration. You should walk widely, including all over slopes and stairs.Best Barbados Beaches

    ReplyDelete
  33. Not all that awful data, critical and mind blowing game plan, as offer phenomenal stuff with splendid contemplations and considerations, loads of extraordinary data and motivation, the two of which I need, by prudence of offer such a solid data here.Serviced apartments london

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am actually impressed to read everthing at single place. sewa bus pariwisata

    ReplyDelete
  35. Attractive portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to say that I acquire actually loved account your weblog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you get admission to constantly fast. sewa bus pariwisata jakarta

    ReplyDelete
  36. We're headed to London, Paris and Portugal next month and those things are all on my list of to-dos! Whether we have enough time to do them all, we'll see but love all of your ideas!! I need to link up next month! Happy Thursday! PALS CERTIFICATION COURSE ONLINE ( PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT)

    ReplyDelete
  37. The American Crisis Prevention and Management Association has been providing crisis prevention, intervention and management training, certification, consulting that help individuals and organizations for over a decade. ACPMA trainers are experienced crisis prevention and management consultants that bring the knowledge needed to help you or your organization excel. ACPMA offers varied crisis prevention and management courses covering a vast range of industries like healthcare, schools, law inforcement, workplaces, etc.
    Regards,
    BVP CERTIRICATION COURSE ONLINE (BEHAVIORAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION)

    ReplyDelete
  38. You made my day! I am very happy and relaxed too that I find this blog. I was looking for the matter discussed in blog post. If you have some more blogs on the material please share those as well.thy uçak bileti

    ReplyDelete
  39. Why not cannabis? Cannabis can be gourmet. Europe is leading in this affair; and legal cannabis can bring in revenue. If the USA is slow to evolve, it may be left behind in this new growth in travel.sunexpress uçak bileti

    ReplyDelete
  40. I am always searching online for storys that can accommodate me. There is obviously a multiple to understand about this. I feel you made few salubrious points in Attributes moreover. Detain busy, awesome career!
    kode rahasia xiaomi

    ReplyDelete
  41. Awesome site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here? I'd really like to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Bless you!
    Lampu gantung tembaga kuningan

    ReplyDelete
  42. Attractive component of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved account your weblog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing for your feeds and even I fulfillment you get right of entry to consistently fast. sewa bus pariwisata jakarta

    ReplyDelete
  43. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  44. web site, as I experienced to reload the web site many times previous to I could
    get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your hosting is
    OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect
    your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a lot more of your
    respective fascinating content. Ensure that you
    update this again very soon. CLIK HERE lantai vinyl murah

    ReplyDelete
  45. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am actually impressed to read everthing at single place.

    We serve the services of article writers at low prices in Indonesian and English. jasa copywriting

    ReplyDelete
  46. I am always searching online for storys that can accommodate me. There is obviously a multiple to understand about this. I feel you made few salubrious points in Attributes moreover. Detain busy, awesome career clik here sewa bus pariwisata jakarta

    ReplyDelete
  47. Awesome site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here? I'd really like to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Bless you! jasa backlink

    ReplyDelete
  48. Im amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that?s equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which too few folks are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very happy that I came across this in my hunt for something relating to this artikel jurnal

    ReplyDelete
  49. Everyone looks for the best quality an equipment and looks for which are user-friendly and safe to use. You may purchase them according to your need. Most of the time, we like to purchase our products from online. Sometimes, we get the quality product within our budget but most of the time we pay the higher price than the real cost.Omio Coupons

    ReplyDelete
  50. I have a close family member who is an agent and she receives all of her commissions from the airlines – not from the traveller, just as the above poster mentioned. As with any time you work with someone in ‘sales’, as your friends and families for recommendations, but using an agent should not cost you more money than booking anything yourself via the web. However, they will probably save you considerable time with the knowledge that they already have.thy uçak bileti

    ReplyDelete