The Benefits Of Journaling

The great benefits of journaling

A great way to unwind for the day and get you relaxed and ready for bed is creating a comfortable, calm atmosphere where you are able to journal. Journaling can mean different things for different people, my definition of journaling is a safe place where I am able to write my worries, anxieties, achievements, my day and from time to time I do free writing, free writing is where I put pen to paper and allow myself to write whatever I want. I am truly amazed when I finish writing and see the questions I need to be answered or what I have been overthinking about. Journaling is pretty much like talking to yourself via a letter and getting the answers you need before you post it.

Journaling at night can be a catharsis release, everything you have been dealing with; your thoughts and anxieties whether conscious or subconscious can be released by jotting a few sentences down and the best part is there is no word count. You can write 1 page or 5 pages and the only person who is ever going to see it is you, that’s the best part.
The feeling of journaling at night can put everything to rest and start the next morning with a fresher, more clearer mindset.

I encourage you to start journaling if you have not already and start by writing to your future self. A little secret is- if you write it down with intention, it’s more likely to come true 🙂

Stay Grounded X

Listen To Your Body

What does it mean to listen to your body?

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You create a to-do list and you have every intention to get everything ticked off the list but a few minutes later you end up curled up in bed because your body is exhausted.

Listening to your body is an indication of how you feel physically and mentally and it shouldn’t be ignored. In order to perform your best, you need to let your body repair and rest, even if that means not getting everything done on your to-do list and taking some time out for yourself. If your body is telling you to binge watch Netflix all day, don’t wait on your thoughts to confirm whether this is the right or wrong thing to do, move without deciding or pondering on the thought; go with the flow and don’t feel apologetic for it.

This week I want you to just listen to your body. What is it telling you? What does it need? Take some time to relax and slow down, You’ll be very surprised by the answer you’ll receive.

Quote of the week: ” You can’t enjoy life if you’re not nourishing your body”-Tracey Gold

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Do You Take Your Own Advice

Do you take your own advice? Find out why you should listen to yourself more.

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All the knowledge and advice we need to hear is already inside us, we already know what the next step is but we seek comfort in asking others just to clarify what we already know. When giving out advice we show empathy, love and support but rarely give the same to ourselves. 

You know what you need to do, you already possess all the answers. Being too scared to confront your answers; results in you repeating the cycle.

Remember, when you are giving out advice, perhaps listen closely to the words you speak. You might need hear them too.

Quote of the week:  ”Listen to yourself more. You know more than you think”-Lia

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How I Organise My Life

If you’re anything like me adulting can be tough at times. There are so many responsibilities, jobs and overall things you need to remember; and then you would end up forgetting what you needed to complete and the inevitable cycle happens once again.
It got to a point where I didn’t know what to do, so then I started to stick post-it notes around my room to help me remember but, they always end up disappearing and I couldn’t remember what I ever wrote down.

I felt like everything I tried didn’t work.
I had a little pep talk with myself and ask ‘’what can I do to feel more organised and how can I make it fun for me?’’

It was until I dedicated some time that I ended up finding a planner that suited me (I love anything that has quotes on it so this was perfect for me.)

Everything was going so well, I absolutely loved the planner and felt a sense of accomplishment and a bit of an organisation queen. Until I kept leaving the planner at home and felt myself slipping back into my old ways.

Then it hit me!! My phone is always by my side so why not record all my dates and reminders there.

So below is an example of how I organise my life:

*Due to privacy reasons I had to cover up names

An easy way to help navigate my life was to colour code. Each colour has specific category. There is-
Social- This includes social events, meet up’s with family and friends and birthdays
University- Any university work, meetings, deadlines
Work- Any work dates, meetings etc.
Gym-The days I go to the gym and what I do there
The grounded tree- Anything to do with the grounded tree

Now, I use both my planner and calendar in conjunction with each other. It’s great because if I forgot my book, I still have what I need right on my phone.

If you are trying to get organised, why not try out the calendar on your phone or if you’re old school and prefer something physical, why not invest in a diary. It’s really beneficial in the long run.

Stay Grounded X