How journaling can help you to be more mindful and live in the moment
Several studies support the theory that journaling can have a positive effect on your wellbeing. Process of reframing and positive shifts in changing mindset can promote peace of your mind and happiness.
Mindfulness means to be in the present moment and paying attention to a purpose without judgement moment by moment.
Creating pages from scratch using different materials uses mindfulness approach as you are fully submerged in a creative activity, focused on the task to create. Doodling and using colours helps with concentration and unblocks the feeling of being stuck.
And it is not only about creating the page. That’s only a part of the story. The next step is to record the gratitude, achievements, and feel-good moments during the week. It is about stopping for a moment during the week and analysing what you are grateful for, what went and felt right during the week. It is like a pat on the back for the good work. But you don’t need to limit yourself to express just happy moments, any feelings are valid and equally important to express. Don’t hold yourself back. Ultimately journaling has the power to sharpen your focus as it requires your attention and release any tension. The whole experience is very rejuvenating.