It's a proven fact: Kindness makes you feel happy and feeling happy makes you kinder.
Tracking kindness is a terrific way to keep kindness on our radar and incorporate more of it into our lives. Just as a gratitude journal makes us more attuned to the things that we’re grateful for, a kindness journal or tracker makes us more aware of those moments of grace. And, especially if we have a goal of recording one (or more) acts of kindness daily, we’ll be more apt to take action.
No one knows for sure why journaling is an effective stress-buster. But there are several theories that make a lot of sense.
- It's a lot like talking to a therapist.
- It gives you the chance to reframe your narrative.
- It gives you a safe space to release your deepest worries and fears.
- It gets you to uplug and examine your thoughts.
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, your kitty deserves her own journal (or Bujo trackers). Starting a personal journal for your cat is a great idea for many reasons. It helps you and your vet track your kitty's health; it's a excellent resource for a petsitter; it provides a way to make sure Tiger's basic needs are being met; and it will become a beautiful memory book. Click in for tips and inspo on how to get your kitcat started with her own personal journal.
Art journals are essentially visual diaries where both images and words are used to express the diarist’s thoughts. They cancan be used to document moments from “your everyday life, as well as your bigger hopes, dreams, and fears. A single page will often fuse words and illustrations to offer a look at what’s going on inside your head.” Read More
Do you sometimes suffer from existential angst? Do you wonder if you’re reaching your full potential? Do you do something every day that brings you joy? What do you dream about? Using your journal to evaluate your life can provide clarity, identify things that you want to change (or that are going well), and give you a chance to set goals towards realizing your dreams. In short, evaluating your life can make your world a better place. Read More
Journaling has proven benefits for our mental health. Whether you use a lined writing journal or a Bujo, journaling can help calm the chaotic thoughts in our heads, give us clarity about our patterns and triggers, keep us on the sunny side, and generally work toward optimal mental health. Read More
The thing about Bujos is that they give you ONE place for ALL THE THINGS. No, really. No more tracking stuff (grades, attendance, supplies needed, meetings, lightbulb moments, stuff students say) in multiple places. No more lost sticky notes. No more pulling your hair out when the system or the wifi is down. Just one personal journal, always at your fingertips for quick reference. Read More
As Erin over at The Petite Planner points out, journals and trackers don’t “guarantee success. But they are a great resource for motivation and accountability.” And that’s just what we need to keep our health goals on the front burner. That and 26 hours in a day. Amirite? Read More
For those who aren’t artistic, the lush and beautiful bujo spreads that are shared online can be intimidating. How to deal? There are basically two options. Get back to the basics and go minimalist. Or: cheat. If you're game for cheating, read on for creative hacks that will make your bujo just as sparkly as you. Read More
People often use the term “mindfulness” as a reminder to live in the moment. But true mindfulness involves reflection, awareness, and self-compassion. It can take some practice to cultivate, but it's worthwhile because it has many physical and mental health benefits. If you'd like to become more mindful, a good way to start is with a mindfulness journal. Read More
To up your writing game, all you need to do is pull out your lined journal and start writing. If you practice “freewriting” (a stream-of-consciousness style, with no editing), you'll find your voice, expand your vocabulary, increase your fluency, consistently overcome writer's block, and gain confidence as a writer. Read More
Using Bullet Journal® (Bujo) concepts in a personal journal is terrific idea for college and university students. Tracking both academic requirements and those chores related to adulting can increase productivity and decrease feelings of overwhelm. Read More