Journal Your Way Towards Health
Have you ever felt that sheer sense of relief when you are able to have someone listen to how bad your day was at work? Just having a place to share your thoughts and emotions can be comforting.
Imagine having that same feeling through a thought journal that you can bring anywhere and everywhere you go. And the best part – is you don’t need to carry a pen and paper with you, it’s right inside your phone. Let’s explore more on how keeping a thought journal can help add value to your daily routines.
“Positive Thoughts – The Power of Keeping a Gratitude Journal”
Research has shown that making a conscious thought to think of our daily small events and writing it down can lead you to be more optimistic, grateful and makes you more motivated to help others. With the Naluri digital thought journal, you can instantly type away what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling. Capture the moment by adding a photo to treasure your positive memories so that you can look back and reminisce on the good times.
Let’s do this: As soon as you wake up tomorrow morning, take 5 minutes to note down one thing you are grateful for in Naluri’s Positive Thought Journal. Through this, it shifts your focus and emotions on the positive experiences you encounter and increases gratitude.
It may be difficult at first – but, with practice and a little effort – writing down your thoughts can be a doable habit you can incorporate into your daily routine.
“Reframing Unhelpful Thoughts”
Many of us have beliefs that limit our potential to reach our goals. For instance, we may self-doubt our capabilities to perform at work and this opens up for negativity to take up space in our mind and create stress. Channeling your feelings and writing them down in a journal, may help to lower your stress levels as it gives the same therapeutic experience when you are talking to your friends or a therapist.
With the Naluri thought journal, you can type away all these unhelpful thoughts that obstruct you from fulfilling your goals and cause you to feel stress. Jot down what has been bothering you and express how you feel through the list of emotions available. You will also be able to identify the triggers that made you think, feel and behave in a negative manner. Sometimes, we think of the worst case scenario that could happen to us when in reality, it is not as bad as we imagined it to be.
This is what we call catastrophizing – and it is a type of thinking trap that many of us tend to fall into.
From there, your health coach will guide you to reframe these negative thoughts into a more positive, realistic and productive thinking pattern and help you identify your call to actions to overcome them.
You don’t have to be a great writer to start journaling although you may need to invest some time and effort to dive into your thoughts. Through a thought journal, you are able to freely express your deepest feelings without having to restrain your words. It also allows you to track and review your daily thoughts and together with your health coach, discuss ways to engage in a more constructive thinking.
So, hold on to that thought eh?
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