What is Journaling?

Journaling is the practice of writing down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a diary or notebook.

For new mums, journaling can have many benefits for mental health. It can help reduce stress and anxiety by providing a safe space to express emotions and process the challenges of motherhood.

Additionally, it can create a record of special moments and milestones during this important time.

Journaling can also help improve sleep, boost mood, and increase self-awareness.

The Benefits of Journaling

  • Improved mental clarity and focus
  • Increased self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved memory and communication skills
  • Enhanced creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Improved overall emotional well-being
  • Greater ability to set and achieve goals
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased mindfulness and gratitude
  • Improved immune system function.

Your journal is for your eyes only – Write about whatever comes to mind, without worrying about grammar or structure

Remember, journaling is a personal practice, so be honest and allow yourself to express your emotions freely.

Where to Start

To begin journaling, start by setting aside time each day to write

Choose a private and comfortable space where you can reflect on your thoughts and feelings.

Journaling Prompts

A journaling prompt is a question or statement that serves as a starting point for your writing in your journal.

It can help you gain insight into your thoughts, emotions, and experiences by providing a specific topic to reflect upon.

Using prompts can also help you overcome writer’s block and stimulate creativity.

Here are some prompts to get you started!

  • What do you need right now more than anything else?
  • Write an uplifting message to your future self
  • What are 3 things you are grateful for?
  • What are the things that worry you? And what can you do to let them go?
  • What self-care have you done today?
  • What makes you feel happy and relaxed?
  • What food nourishes you?
  • What is most important to you?
  • What is overwhelming you?
  • Have you been outside today? How did it make you feel?

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