Journaling To Cope With Lockdown
Many of us had never thought about journaling before. Maybe that is because the image that comes to mind when we hear the word ‘journaling’ is a teenager sitting on her bed with her legs crossed over in the air writing about her crush with her pink fluffy gel pen.
At Beautifully Nourished, whilst we definitely are on board with the pink pen, we do not hold the view of journaling being exclusively for this demographic. Journaling has a whole range of benefits. In fact, the power of opening up and writing down our thoughts and feelings can actually be beneficial not only to our mental health but also our self awareness, and overall mood.
Mental Health Benefits
One of the most common reactions to anxiety and stress is to try and deny them and push them away. However, this only makes our stresses worse. Journaling can help to organise our thoughts, identify what is causing the stress and work on a plan to resolve or think through. Therefore it becomes a stress management tool and can help us to reduce this stress.
Journalling can also have positive implications on our self-awareness. Being able to write down and reflect and even discover patterns of behaviour or thought can lead to reflection and also to setting goals. Setting goals can make us feel better about ourselves and give us more of a focus, which is something we could all do with in this uncertain time.
Evoking this mindfulness and becoming more in tune with your health can give us a great sense of confidence and overall mood booster. Like journaling, taking supplements in the morning and evening can also give you the same benefits. Beautifully Nourished’s Energise, was formulated with extra energy in mind.The blend features Vitamin B12 and 6, which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism and to normal psychological function. Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance and Vitamin B3 (Niacin) contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Journaling and incorporating supplements like our Energise Supplement into your routine are just two ways to set ourselves up to have a great day. The best part is neither option includes rising at 5AM or running 10k. The pandemic is a difficult time for everyone and as we experience more lockdown measures just remember that you got through the first one, you can get through this one. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be productive all the time and most importantly this won’t last forever.