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Autumn – The Perfect Season to Start Journalling for Health

Nikki sits in her Norwich based health clinic journalling

Journalling is a powerful tool that can provide numerous benefits for both your mental and emotional wellbeing. It can serve as a form of self-reflection, self-expression, and self-improvement. If you’re looking to start a journalling practice, here are some tips to help you get started journalling for your health

Getting started with journalling for your health

First, set aside a specific time daily to write in your journal. This could be in the morning, before bed, or during a break in your day. Consistency is key to establishing a habit, so try to stick to this routine as much as possible. 

Traditional or digital journalling?

Next, choose a format that works for you. Whether it’s a traditional paper journal (I do love a beautiful journal) or a digital platform, find a method that feels comfortable and accessible. You may also want to experiment with different styles of writing, such as free-flow or structured prompts.

The benefits of journalling

As you begin to journal, pay attention to the benefits that emerge. Journalling can help reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and improve overall mood. It can also provide a space for creative expression, problem-solving, and goal-setting. I personally love using my journal to set my intentions and goals, to write letters to myself and reflect on my progress.

Remember, journalling is a personal practice, so it’s important to approach it with kindness and curiosity. Allow yourself the freedom to explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. With time and dedication, a journalling practice can become a valuable tool for personal growth and wellbeing. It also does not need to take too long. You will be surprised at how even just 5-10 minutes of journalling can change your mindset.

5 journal prompts for better health

If you’re new to journalling, it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you get started, here are five journalling prompts that you can use to jumpstart your journalling practice.

1. Gratitude journalling for your health

Write about three things that you’re grateful for today. It can be as simple as the sunshine, a good cup of coffee, or a kind word from a friend. By focusing on the positive, you’ll start to shift your mindset and cultivate a more positive outlook on life.

2. Self-reflection

Take a few minutes to reflect on your day. What were your highs and lows? What did you learn? What would you do differently if you could do it all over again? Did you fulfil the intentions you set yourself? Self-reflection is a powerful way to gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

3. Creative writing

Use your journal as a space to explore your creativity. Write a short story, poem, or song lyrics. Don’t worry about whether it’s “good” or not – the point is to let your imagination run wild and have fun.

4. Future planning

Write about your goals and dreams for the future. Where do you see yourself in one year, five years, or ten years? What actionable steps can you take today to move closer to those goals? By visualizing your future, you’ll be more motivated to take action towards achieving your dreams.

5. Mindfulness journalling for your health

Take a few minutes to sit quietly and focus on your breath. Then, write about your experience. What thoughts came up? How did your body feel? Mindfulness journalling can help you cultivate a greater sense of awareness and presence in the moment.

Remember, there are no rules when it comes to journalling. The most important thing is to make it a consistent habit and use it as a tool for self-discovery and growth. For me personally, journalling feels like space and time cultivated for me…there is something very cathartic about getting your thoughts and feelings down on to paper.

Journalling in Autumn

I feel like Autumn is a lovely time to begin journalling because it offers a sense of renewal and transformation. As the leaves change colour and fall from the trees, it reminds us that we too can let go of things that no longer serve us and embrace new beginnings. Journalling during this season can help you reflect on the changes you want to make in your life and set goals for the upcoming year. A really lovely way to set your intentions and goals in relation to your health and implement small actionable steps to bring these to life.

So, jump into your cosy PJs, make a warm drink, light your favourite candle and explore your inner world.

Happy journalling!

Need extra motivation to reach your health goals?

Are you feeling like you need a little extra motivation to reach your health goals before the Christmas is upon us? I am here to help you take inspired action towards achieving your health goals.

With the holiday season fast approaching, it can be easy to put off making healthy choices until the new year. However, taking action now can help you feel your best during the festive season. That’s why I’m offering a special health coaching discovery call to help you get started on your journey towards a healthier you.

During our call, we’ll discuss your health goals and how I can create a health coaching plan that will help you work towards those goals. Whether you’re looking to increase your energy, lose weight, or simply feel better in your own skin, I am here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Don’t wait until the new year to start making positive changes in your life. Visit my contact page and drop me a message and lets get you booked in for your discovery call with me today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.

Nikki @ The Root Cause x

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Nikki Spencer

Hi, I’m Nikki Spencer and I am a qualified Health Coach with over 15 years of coaching experience. I am currently in my final year of training to become a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). I used naturopathic principles to heal by body and boost by inner and outer vitality….and i feel on top of the world! I am so excited to inspire, guide and support you to do the same!

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