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It’s tough out there right now guys.
Virtually everyone out there is effected in one way or another, be it a sick loved one or loss of finances or separation from friends and family.
Now more than ever is a great time to pick up the habit of journaling.
The prompts listed here can be used any time, but I specifically think that these are great ones for coronavirus times.
If this doesn’t do it for you or you want more, check out my other post on 10 Journaling Prompts (Freebie Included).
Without further adieu, let’s get into it!
This might sound odd, but this essentially means to count your blessings. Count the good things in your life, the good things that have either been birthed during coronavirus, or before coronavirus.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’ll scream it from the rooftops if I have to! Gratitude journaling is SO healthy for you.
Don’t underestimate the power or gratitude, no matter who you are or what your circumstances are. According to Berkeley University Here are just some of the benefits:
• Stronger immune systems
• Less bothered by aches and pains
• Lower blood pressure
• Exercise more and take better care of their health
• Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking
• Higher levels of positive emotions
• More alert, alive, and awake
• More joy and pleasure
• More optimism and happiness
• More helpful, generous, and compassionate
• More forgiving
• More outgoing
• Feel less lonely and isolated
It is so healthy for us humans to name it, grieve it, and then head forward. Lingering too much (as someone who has suffered with depression) is not healthy, and neither is denying your emotions.
Name your grievances. The things that are painful, disappointing, or discouraging. Maybe you lost your job, maybe you miss your friends, maybe you haven’t been able to go to Europe like you were planning, maybe your wedding is cancelled.
Whatever it is, it is healthy and vital to air it out.
Will you come out of this more evolved or more devolved?
Are you lapsing into socially acceptable addictions like all day netflix binges or are you taking this time to get in shape or more in touch with yourself?
Everyone is so different. There is no blanket answer to how you can calculate whether you are improving or sliding backwards. You will know in your gut what the answer is to this question. The good news is that it is never too late to turn that ship around!
Just remember how you spend your time is how you spend your life. How you spend your time is making you into who you are.
We feel inner peace when our schedules align with our values.
Do a self check in. Figure out what you need to do to be on your way to becoming your best self and actually do it!
Not to be cheesy, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step as the Chinese proverb goes.
I LOVE using my typewriter as a journaling tool, it is so fun!
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