Studies have shown that journaling can change your mind, your habits and your life. Journaling (or keeping letters or diaries) is an ancient tradition, one that dates back to at least 10th century Japan. Scientific evidence supports that the act of writing accesses your left brain, which is analytical and rational. While your left brain is occupied, your right brain is free to create, intuit and feel. Journaling also allows you to track patterns, trends and improvements, and growth over time.
Begin journaling today to clarify your thoughts and feelings, know yourself better, reduce stress, and solve problems more effectively. Forget spelling and punctuation - it's your journal so there are no rules. Just write from the heart; it could be the cheapest therapy you will ever get.
Sue's Thoughts: I have been journaling for over 35 years and am very particular about the notebooks I use to record my deepest feelings. I love the Motto journals from Compendium. They are small enough to fit easily into a bag and the harder cover protects the shape of the journal. There's also a woven ribbon to mark your page and, best of all, the paper is such that you can use any instrument with which to write. Some days I feel like writing in pencil; others I'll use a pen or marker. These journals can handle it all!
My newest find is the Five-Minute Journal. What an exciting concept! I love the look and feel of this journal and the easy-to-use format. It was created by two young guys who believe that in just five minutes a day you can establish a positive pattern of thinking and acting. It's a great way to start your day! Who's Sue?