I’m a book worm…I read 1-2 books a week…I love it…but what I’ve discovered more during ISO is the wonders of journalling. And it’s considered by many (including myself!) a form of meditation.

The habit of gratitude journalling each morning is something I’ve been doing for a couple of years, but regular morning and evening journalling is a habit I’ve only started doing this year…and wow it’s been amazing! I love doing a brain jump of sometimes cohesive words, sometimes not when I wake up and before I go to bed.

It’s kinda therapeutic…kinda relaxing…and often quite satisfying! It clears the decks of the rattling that goes on in my head…and I like it!

And it doesn’t need to be hundreds or thousands of words…it could even be repeating:

I don’t know what to write
I don’t know what to write
I don’t know what to write
I don’t know what to write

OR…something I’m sure is popular with many of us…

I wish this lockdown would end
I wish this lockdown would end
I wish this lockdown would end
I wish this lockdown would end

It’s just about getting things/words/stresses/happy experiences out of your head and onto the page…

If you haven’t tried journalling, I highly encourage it…so this weekend give it a go. Even if you try for just 2 minutes Saturday morning and 2 minutes Sunday morning…and perhaps next week you’ll extend it to 5 minutes and even try doing it before you go to bed as well.

Here’s some thought starters to perhaps inspire you if you don’t know where to start:

  • 3 things that made this week amazing
  • If I could wave a magic wand over my life, what’s the one thing that could happen?
  • My favourite meal my Mum used to cook me as a kid was…

I’d love to hear if you already journal or if you haven’t, did you try and what happened?