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How To Transform Your Life with Journaling

How To Transform Your Life with Journaling

Those of you who have spent any time in the Soul Aligned Self Care community know that I love journaling and I use it as a tool every day in my life and I use it very often with my clients. 

I know how powerful it is and how much it helps me and so many others, I can’t imagine life without it. 

Journaling has been a powerful tool that I've used to change my life for the better. 


Today I want to talk about the benefits, why it works so well, and some of the different ways you can use this tool!


To get started, some of the benefits for me are, my daily gratitude practice to keep me grounded and positive, using the mind dump exercise to help me vent, using breathwork and meditation to ask my higher self and the universe for guidance and the answers to difficult questions. 

These are just a few ways I use journaling. 

I also use it to brainstorm new ideas for my business and the farm. It’s a great way to get everything that's swirling around in my head on paper and organize it into something creative and amazing. 


Some of the benefits to journaling are:


  • Emotional Release: Writing about your feelings can provide a healthy outlet for expressing and processing emotions, reducing stress and anxiety in the process.


  • Clarity and Insight: Journaling allows you to gain clarity on your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. By putting your thoughts on paper, you may uncover insights and solutions to challenges you're facing.


  • Self-Discovery: Regular journaling encourages self-reflection and introspection, helping you better understand yourself, your values, and your goals.


  • Goal Setting: Writing down your goals and aspirations can make them feel more tangible and achievable. Journaling can also help you track your progress towards these goals over time.


  • Problem Solving: Journaling can be a valuable tool for problem-solving. By writing about challenges or dilemmas you're facing, you may come up with new perspectives or strategies for overcoming them.


  • Improved Creativity: Engaging in free-flowing, stream-of-consciousness writing can stimulate creativity and inspire new ideas.


  • Mindfulness and Presence: Journaling can serve as a mindfulness practice, grounding you in the present moment as you focus on the act of writing.


  • Stress Reduction: Regularly expressing your thoughts and emotions through journaling has been linked to reduced stress levels and improved overall well-being.


  • Enhanced Memory and Learning AKA Taking notes: Research suggests that journaling can improve memory, comprehension, and learning by reinforcing cognitive processes.


  • Self-Expression and Artistic Outlet: For many, journaling is a form of self-expression and creativity, allowing individuals to explore their unique voice and style.


I believe I have used journaling for all of the above and so you can see how powerful this tool is and why, if you don’t already use it, maybe you should give it a try!


Here are some of the ways you can get started:


  • Daily Reflection: Write about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences at the end of each day to reflect on what happened and how you responded to it.


  • Gratitude Journaling: Dedicate a journal specifically to recording things you're grateful for each day, helping you cultivate a positive mindset and appreciation for the good in your life.


  • Goal Setting: Use your journal to set goals, track progress, and brainstorm action steps to achieve them. Reflect on your goals regularly to stay motivated and focused. I do this with my Moon Journaling.


  • Creative Writing: Explore your creativity through writing poetry, short stories, or fictional narratives in your journal. Let your imagination roam freely without judgment. You can even add your own artwork!


  • Stream-of-Consciousness Writing: Write without censoring or editing your thoughts, allowing them to flow freely onto the page. This can help you access deeper insights and uncover subconscious patterns. I call this Mind Dumping.


  • Problem Solving: Use your journal to brainstorm solutions to challenges or dilemmas you're facing. Write down different options, weigh their pros and cons, and explore potential outcomes. I use this with meditation and breathwork to really connect to your subconscious.


  • Self-Discovery: Dive into self-exploration by writing about your values, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and aspirations. Reflect on your identity and how you want to show up in the world. I do this with my core value work.


  • Emotional Processing: Use your journal as a safe space to express and process your emotions. Write about difficult experiences, fears, or frustrations to release pent-up feelings and gain clarity. Also, a mind dump exercise for me.


  • Travel Journaling: Document your adventures and experiences while traveling, capturing memories, impressions, and reflections on the places you visit.


  • Self-Care Planning: Plan and track your self-care activities in your journal, scheduling time for activities that nourish your body, mind, and soul.


  • Garden Journal: Track the seeds you collect, when you plant outside, and what plants you’ve tried in your growing area. I love doing this!


As you can see, you can have a journal for everything. I do most of my journaling in one notebook but for my Moon Journal and my garden journal, they need their own space. 

There are no rules, you can do whatever feels good for you. What I really want to do today is inspire you to start journaling for yourself. 

Now, I do get the question, what if someone reads my journal? Well, yes this has happened to me, and it’s always been an X-boyfriend or husband… hence the X part. 

This is an invasion of your privacy and just NOT COOL. 

Now, I’m single and kind of enjoying it for now but I’m also at the point in my life where if someone reads my journal, I just don’t give a shit. 

I also am a different person than I used to be. I am aligned with my true self and what's in my journal, you are most likely already know if you’re close to me. That was not always the case. 


Still, if someone close to me reads my journal, it is still unacceptable, disrespectful, and most likely a deal breaker. 


I think the pluses of having a journal outweigh the negatives by a landslide so get yourself down to the store and get yourself started. All you need is a notebook, and a pen. 

If you want to be fancy, you can. I definitely have bought a few fancy journals, but you don’t need one to get started. 

If you need some inspiration, just sign up for the Soul Aligned Self Care VIP News. Every Sunday I send out a new journal prompt, action step, and affirmation for you. 


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Until then, happy journaling!



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