Journaling is a form of self-care for many. And it’s never too late to start! Whether you prefer writing stream-of-consciousness style, writing on a specific topic that’s causing you stress or anxiety, or using prompts to get the pen moving, the benefits are plentiful.
According to UW (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, “There is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the beneficial effects of writing. Just 20 minutes at a time over four consecutive days was associated with a decrease in health problems, such as enhancing the immune system functioning.”
In an effort to keep our celebration of National Wellness Month going this August, we are hosting a 7-day journal challenge on our Instagram. Each question below is posted on our Instagram Stories daily. At the end of each day, we post a poll — just respond “yes” to completing the question and you'll be entered into a giveaway for a free Engagement Journal e-book and a free Gold Pen! Easy as that. We hope you find some mental clarity by working through these questions each day this week. You deserve it!
What are three activities that can lift my mood?
What can I do to have more control over the way I react to things?
What are my biggest strengths and weaknesses? How do they balance each other out?
What causes the most stress in my life at this time? What steps can I take to eliminate or reduce that stress?
What is something about me that I wish I could convey more with the people around me?
List three things that you think would make your life more stress-free. Are any of these things achievable goals in the short term?
What drains your energy and why do you think that is?