Journaling is a great way to create space for positive thoughts and habits. But…
What is a Journal?
A journal is a place where you can write your thoughts and feelings. Writing in your journal can be a powerful self-care practice. It can help you process difficult emotions, explore new ways of thinking about yourself, and even change how you live your life. Journaling, especially for self-love will produce immense benefits in your life.
There are many ways to use a journal for self-love. One of the most common is to write affirmations about yourself or things that make you feel good in order to counteract any negative thoughts that come up when you’re feeling down or anxious. You could also use it as a gratitude journal, writing down all the things that have been going well in your life and the things you’re grateful for every day.
Importance of self-love journaling
In this time, where the suicide pandemic is imminent, you can lift yourself and others around you through journaling. Because emotions are contagious, you can expect the people around you to behave in sync with you, unless they’re aloof.
Benefits of self-love Journaling
The benefit of a self-love journal is that it helps you get in touch with yourself and what makes you happy. It also helps you find the positive aspects of life that often go unnoticed and can help motivate you when times get tough.
Well, have you ever struggled with anything when you were in love? When you practice self-love, you practice effortlessness. To elaborate, even when the tasks and assignments are difficult to understand, you drive your focus on the memories that make you happy and loved. And this is exactly what keeping a self-love journal can do for you.
Yes, self-love can invoke the same feeling as when you fall in love.
When you love yourself truly, you give importance to your own feelings. Sometimes, we ignore what our heart says, and cannot resisting following our life sabotaging habits. We know it’s not good for us, yet our minds have been programmed to do them. Self-love and happiness are the only way to come out of bad habits and destructive mental patterns.
Makes You Happier
Most importantly, you’ll feel lighter and happier as you journal every day. It is scientifically proven that writing down crystallizes and organizes your thoughts, which, in turn, helps you remain calm and collected even under stressful situations.
Self-Love Journaling How-to Guide
Ultimately, a self-love journal is a journal in which you write, draw, or doodle all the things you love about yourself. This can be anything from your favorite outfit to your favorite meal to the time you spent with your best friend.
Importance of journaling consciously
Okay! you wrote what you felt good about in yourself and then stuck with that, but if you want to enhance the benefits greatly, you must be enthusiastic and absolutely committed.
People tend to form habits around activities they don’t like, just so they can do them unconsciously. For instance, think of your gym routine. Does it annoy you when you’re unable to leave home for the gym at the same exact time? If it mildly infuriates you, you’ve formed a habit.
Don’t get me wrong. A habit can be good for you, but it can also put you on a plateau. Because a habitual activity is always conducted subconsciously, you put yourself in an eternal loop. A never-ending cycle is always stagnating, which means nothing new will happen in your life. You’ll just regurgitate the same patterns and activities until you grow old.
So, it is essential that you journal willingly or at least consciously. As you do it, you’ll reap the benefits quicker and continue to grow.
Construct positive ideas through imagination
Imagination is a powerful tool you can use when forming a positive self-image. As you imagine, you employ a larger area of your brain and thus make larger changes in yourself. Imagination can be used to simulate different kinds of social experiences that, in turn, change the way you behave.
It is optimal and most effective when you journal at night, as it helps you see the entire day in retrospect. Not only does it helps build constructive thoughts around positive areas of life, but also gives you a clear image of how productive you were throughout the day.
Journaling for self-love is an effective technique. It eliminates suffering, boosts productivity, and ultimately, makes you happy. You should journal every night but it is important to do it consciously and willingly. When you do it consciously, you make the process more powerful.
References and links:
- Behavioural profiles are shaped by social experience
- Self-Hypnosis: How to Use It to Transform Your Life.
- Productivity Defined: How to be an Effective Entrepreneur?
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