We all know how 2020 has highlighted the need to take care of our mental health.
A quick online search for “Journaling for Mental Health” throws up many interesting articles.
I’d like to pop in a few links here to some of the articles I found particularly interesting.
Suffice to say, I feel that starting with lovely leather journal or notebook is the first step!
Whether you want to write your inner-most thoughts or organise yourself with lists and plans, having a beautiful leather journal to write in (and something beautiful to write with) can surely only improve the experience.
With that in mind, take a look at our 'Memoir' journal. Complete with some stitched in envelopes for tucking away those thoughts.....
From The Doctor Weighs In
"Journaling is an amazing practice that serves so many different purposes. At first, journaling was perceived as an activity reserved for writers and high-school teens. Of course, that is no longer the case, as people of all ages have discovered that journaling is a valuable tool for improving one’s mental health."
"You might be wondering how writing in a journal can have a significant impact on your mental health. After all, it’s just putting some words on a page—how much can that really do for you?
It turns out that this simple practice can do a lot, especially for those struggling with mental illness or striving towards more positive mental health."
From The University of Rochester:
"One of the ways to deal with any overwhelming emotion is to find a healthy way to express yourself. This makes a journal a helpful tool in managing your mental health. Journaling can help you:
- Manage anxiety
- Reduce stress
- Cope with depression
Journaling helps control your symptoms and improve your mood by:
- Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns
- Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them
- Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors"
In summary, there can be no doubt that writing it all down can be a significant help in many ways. If you have something beautiful to capture it all in, so much the better. Explore our range of journals - we're sure you'll find something you like!