Ever feel like you are slightly detached from the rest of the world?
That you are constantly living in the past rather than taking everything in around you. That when you return home from work, you’re still thinking about work and only giving your loved ones an excerpt of your attention.
Are you constantly telling yourself that you are going to be more organised, happier and more patient, lose weight and become healthier? Did you have a great idea and then forget what it was?
Maybe it is time you started a journal and invested in yourself in order to allow you the head-space to invest in others, to be more mindful about the present and stop living in the past.
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. – Thich Nhat Hanh
When it comes to keeping a journal the first thing that comes to mind for most is the high school ‘Dear Diary’ stereotypes. However you will be surprised at just how many benefits keeping a journal has.
Journaling is the perfect excuse to evoke mindfulness and rid those frustrations. Putting pen to paper when it comes to a thought that you’d rather not express vocally can be the ideal way to clear your mind, organise your thoughts and keep a positive mental attitude, leaving work at work and negativity at the door.
Even if it is just a few words a day, journaling can really assist you in reducing the ‘scatter’ in your life. It can give you the chance to really understand your emotions and release them to help you move forward from them and let go, especially if they’re negative.
In today’s world people forget to live in the moment. Here’s hoping that my readers will start to keep a journal and see the benefits of living in today.
“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. – A A Milne
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