3 Types of Journals to Improve Your Mental Health

Journaling is healing. Start it now.

Abdul Kader
Clear Yo Mind

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Journaling is like therapy. It’s a good habit with lots of benefits. It helps you organize your thoughts, keep your mind healthy, and reduce stress and anxiety. Journaling can change your life for the better. There are many ways to journal, and they’re not hard to understand. The key is to start and make it a habit to improve your life and your thoughts. Journaling works best when you do it to calm your mind and get rid of negative thoughts that bother you. Any type of journaling can work well. Let’s talk about three methods and see which one suits you.

Morning Pages: This method comes from a book called “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. It was created for artists, writers, and creative people, but anyone can do it. Morning Pages is like a brain dump that helps you discover yourself and remove things that block your creativity. Journaling can make you more creative, and according to Julia, Morning Pages help you “recover” your creativity. It’s easy to start. Find a quiet place, sit down with a pen and paper or a digital device, and write three pages about whatever is on your mind.

Bullet Journaling: This is the most popular journaling method. Ryder Carroll invented it, and it’s about simplifying things. You start with a blank page that has a dotted grid pattern. You can create lists, graphs, and calendars by using bullet points. Bullet journaling helps you organize tasks with bullet points.

Gratitude Journaling: A simple way to feel thankful and happy with what you have is gratitude journaling. We often focus on stress and forget to appreciate the good things. A gratitude journal reminds you to be thankful for everything good in your life, even the small things that make you happy. Sit down with a pen and paper or use a digital device to make a list of things you’re grateful for.

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Abdul Kader
Clear Yo Mind

Writer | Helping you fix your emotional problems & accelerate your personal growth.