We believe in the power of the written word. This belief in grounded in research that proves writing can have therapeutic benefits.

For many of us, getting started is the hardest part.  Here’s some of our tried and tested tips:

1) Start small  

Longer entries are time-consuming and aren’t always best at helping us reflect on our day . Write for as long or as little as you like  A trick we often use when pressed for time or feeling unmotivated is setting a timer on our phones and free-writing for ten minutes.

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Texting or Journaling?

2) You Do You 

There’s no right or wrong way to journal, but consistency is key.  Find a way of journaling that fits into your daily life.  For some that means spending a little cash on a nice journal, while for others it means keeping a digital journal in the form of a locked GoogleDoc, others still  use the notes app on their phones so they can journal whenever they want without worrying about snoops or lugging around a notebook.

3) Turn Journal-keeping  into a Ritual                                                                            As anyone who has ever tried to get into a fitness routine will tell you, starting a new habit can be challenging.  To help ease the awkwardness,  turn what could be a chore into a  meaningful ritual.   Try writing around the same time every day or every few days.  Find a place to write that works for you be it the park, your favorite coffee shop, or curled up on your sofa.  Light a candle or turn on some music to help you focus.

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