The power of writing a journal

“You won’t always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined”. This quote has really resonated with me these past few weeks. We are experiencing a time when just the smallest task can seem overwhelming, and the thought of even trying something new can feel impossible.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know i’m a huge believer in the law of attraction – and just two weeks ago, I manifested an important journal into my life.

At the start of lockdown my anxiety was through the roof. I work in a role where I was needing to listen to the News 24/7 and I was logging on at all hours. This was topped off with two important deadlines for my Masters degree, whilst trying to juggle my blog and Instagram. Despite being someone who thrives under pressure, the uncertainty was too much, and I could feel myself slipping into a state of mental paralysis.

As someone who is passionate about self-development and personal resilience, I needed to find a way to focus my mind and create a greater sense of structure in this ‘new normal’. It sounds so simple, but writing lists and ticking things off is a huge coping mechanism when staying focused. And you may have read in a previous post how I start my day jotting down 10 things I am grateful for.

Rather than scribbling between notebooks, I searched online for a motivational journal and found one I liked. It was currently out of stock, so I scheduled a notification for when it was available again.

Fast forward a week, I was flicking through my message requests on Instagram (I get A LOT of spam) and I came across a message from Inspire Spirit. I had no idea who this was, I was just intrigued by the name. As I read the message, I honestly got goosebumps as they asked if they could send me a motivational journal. I run a fashion and beauty account, so receiving things like this is really out of the blue, and yet I literally had one of these in my saved basket on Amazon! What’s more, they were a local company too. I graciously accepted their kind offer and have been using the journal ever since.

I am not suggesting for a minute that a journal can change your life, or cure your mental wellbeing. But the power of goal setting, reflecting on achievements and even writing things down is undeniable.

This specific journal contains daily to-do lists and goal charts, habit trackers as well as monthly reflections – and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough.

This blog post has not been sponsored, I just wanted to share this with you. And to support your goals even more, they have kindly agreed to offer a 20% discount to my readers – STEPHIE20.

May you turn all your dreams into reality.

S x

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