Today we are talking about journaling for healing, mental health and well-being.
Do you currently journal?
What do you find you write about most?
Journaling is one of those practices that’s like salt or sugar – it goes well with everything! And is an incredible tool for learning more about yourself and support your healing.
AKA. no matter what situation you’re experiencing in life, no matter what your life looks like, or what lies in your day-to-day life, journaling has your back.
In particular, if you’re struggling with mental health issues, journaling has pretty rock-solid science backing its ability to help you de-stress and find more inner calm.
And for those who are wanting to go one step further and are seeking to live a more soul-centered and meaningful life, journaling excels in this area too.
The magic of journaling lies in its gift of helping us to dig deep into the blood, marrow, and bones of our deepest selves.
Indeed, journaling is as much of a sacred soul work tool as it is a mainstream self-help practice.
So, let’s explore Journaling for Mental Health & Wellbeing
This is Part 1 of a 4-part series.
There are so many ways of approaching journaling and there are tons of journaling ideas out there already. But I want to approach this practice in a unique way.
Below I’ve used a couple of different age-old traditions and modalities to help you dive deep into each area. Allowing room to feel your feelings and to speak your truth.
Journaling for healing is all about taking a body-heart-mind-soul approach. And while each holds its importance to your healing and growth, it's best to take it one at time.
JOURNALING IDEAS for RECONNECTING with YOUR BODY.
Well-being is the holistic feeling of vitality, aliveness, and freshness on all layers of your being. Body, heart, mind and spirit.
As stated above, it is best to take this new journey one step at a time.
For this reason, we’ll explore some journaling ideas for your body below and will discuss the other areas in the next blog post of the series.
Body Journaling Ideas
- What does my body need right now?
- What physical symptoms of unease have I been having lately? What might they mean?
- What kinds of physical self-care do I practice / need to practice more?
- Write about a time your body has protected or helped you.
- What makes me feel physically good? (How can I keep doing that?)
- What part of my body do I love the most? Why?
- If my body could speak, what would it say to me?
- What have I been taught about my body and how does that make me feel?
You can methodically go through each question or alternatively pick and choose those you feel drawn to. Do whatever resonates with you!
Part 2 JOURNALING for the for HEALING the HEART - coming soon!
Which of these journaling ideas is your favorite? I’d love to hear below!
With peace and love