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Journaling Can Help You Unwind And Bring Some Positivity During The Holiday Season

by Ashley Webster 02 Dec 2022
Journaling Can Help You Unwind And Bring Some Positivity During The Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many people are stressed and overwhelmed. However, journaling can help you unwind and bring positivity into your life during this holiday season! Learn more about different ways to use your journal, the benefits of journaling, how to start keeping a journal, and why to choose vegan leather over original leather in this article by reading below.

Types of journaling

There are many ways to journal, and it all depends on your personal preference. Below are some ways that I personally use my journal.

Gratitude journal:
This is a journal where you write down all the things you are grateful for each day, no matter how big or small. This can help to shift your focus away from negative thoughts and towards happier memories.

Stress relief journal:
This is a journal where you write down all the things that have been stressing you out recently and then list ways to relieve those stresses. This can help break the cycle of worry and stress and make it easier to handle things when they happen.

Fun facts journal:
Every day, write down three fun facts about something random. This can be anything from historical events to popular cultural facts. When you have a collection of random facts about different things, it will be easier to find interests in other areas too!

Creative writing journal:
Every day, spend at least 20 minutes writing without editing or stopping. Just let your thoughts flow freely and see what happens. This type of journal is great for getting your creativity flowing and can help boost your mood.

Benefits of journaling

Sometimes the best way to deal with difficult emotions is to write them down. And that's why journaling can be so helpful during the holiday season. Journaling not only helps you reflect on your feelings, but it can also inspire change in your life. Here are some reasons why journaling can be so beneficial this holiday season:
Journaling can help you…

  • process what’s going on.
  • address your feelings head-on.
  • create a sense of calm and clarity.
  • reflect on your past and learn from it.
  • set goals for the future and make concrete plans to meet them.
  • move forward in your life.

How to start journaling?

Journaling is the best way to reflect on your life and bring positive change. It can be a way to process your thoughts and feelings, and it can help you connect with yourself. Journaling also has mental and physical health benefits. One of the best things about journaling is that it's versatile. You can journal about anything important to you. Whether you're looking for ways to improve your relationships, de-stress, or find some peace, journaling is great.

Tips for Keeping a Journal during the Holiday Season

One of the best things about journaling is that it can bring positive change in your life in various ways. Journaling can reflect on your experiences, process thoughts, and feelings, make goals, and chart progress. Additionally, journaling can help you de-stress and connect with yourself more deeply.
To get the most out of journaling during the holiday season, here are some tips:

1.     Set realistic goals for yourself
Instead of thinking about how much you'll write or how many pages you'll cover, set smaller goals that you can still strive for. This will encourage you to keep going and won't feel overwhelmed.

2.     Use prompts
Some great prompts to help get started include writing about what you’re grateful for this holiday season, dreaming about what Christmas will be like (or any other festive holiday), or exploring your feelings around giving and receiving gifts this year.

3.     Get creative
Whether you choose watercolor pencils or a freestyle notebook, find something that inspires and captures your imagination. The more expressive you are with your writing, the better!

4.     Share your work
Once you start feeling more relaxed with journaling, sharing your progress with friends or family members may be enjoyable- even if only in general terms! This way, everyone tastes what mindfulness and reflection look like through your eyes.

5.     Write about your thoughts and feelings
When you start writing in your journal, include all your thoughts and feelings regarding the events of the day, week, or month preceding the entry. This will allow you to reflect on past experiences and gain perspective on current situations.

6.     Write about what you're grateful for
When you start writing in your journal, be sure to list all the things you are grateful for. This can be as simple as "I am grateful for my health" or "I am grateful for my family." Focusing on what you are grateful for will help increase happiness and positive vibes throughout your life.

Choose a vegan leather journal

Leather journals are often associated with creativity and personal expression. Still, what if you swapped out the leather for vegan materials? Using a vegan journal, you can make a statement about your values and beliefs without harming animals.

  • Choosing a vegan journal means you're not contributing to the cruelty of animal farming. Animals raised for their skins are typically treated inhumanely, including being forced to stand in cramped conditions, being beaten, and having their hooves cut off without anesthesia.
  • Using a vegan journal, you're taking a stand for compassion and environmental sustainability. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint by using less leather than regular journals, but you'll also be supporting plant-based alternatives that don't involve animal cruelty.

As the holidays approach, it can be hard to keep a positive perspective. We're surrounded by family and friends, all of whom seem to enjoy themselves more than we are. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the negative emotions of the holiday season, but journaling can be a great way to combat that. Writing out your thoughts and feelings gives you space to process them and make room for positivity. Journaling is also an excellent way to reflect on what went well during the year and identify areas where you want to improve. Keeping a journal will help you celebrate the good times while staying focused on your goals for next year and now is the perfect time to grab a SohoSpark vegan leather journal for yourself and friends and family. It’s the perfect gift!

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