Journalling can be good for you. Don’t just take our word for it: many therapists, counsellors and life coaches agree that writing things down in a journal can make things a little easier.
It can help you understand what’s going on in your life, express how you really feel or become more mindful of the stresses and strains you’re dealing with.
Jour: Journal for Mindfulness is designed to address the most common question about journalling: how do you do it? If you’re new to this kind of thing, it will take you step-by-step through the process.
The first thing to do is to set a key phrase that only you know. That acts as a password for your journal so that absolutely nobody else can read it.
What you put in your journal is entirely up to you, but Jour has lots of pointers to help: it has sections on positive affirmations and on facing fears, on letting go of negativity and on dealing with anxiety.
And it also has a daily reflection, which asks you five simple questions every day to help you develop a more positive mental attitude.
It’s a simple app, but its effects can be powerful: just completing the daily reflection can make a huge difference to the way you feel about the day ahead.