5 Benefits of Journalling & How to Get Started

Are you looking for an effective way to manage stress? Or have you ever wondered how you might be able to improve your quality of life?

If your answer was, "Yes", then writing a journal could be a solution. But there could also be other benefits to journalling which you may not have anticipated.


Typically speaking, journalling involves writing out your thoughts or feelings. Put differently, it's a practice which enables you to explore life events and the surrounding emotions and thoughts relating to them.

Because of its nature, you may find you write about things you'd ordinarily take to counselling, for example. As a result, journal writing, can be both strategic and...

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Tracking Progress to Achieve Success

The end of the month is always a good time to check in. And the end of the first month of the year, is an even better time to evaluate progress towards the intentions you set at the outset of the year.

Regardless of whether or not you set goals, research suggests that as long as your goals are in line with your values, measuring progress can help with improving your overall wellbeing.

Though I believe goal setting is advantageous for more than just accomplishing outcomes, for example, the formation of character, I still advocate defining and reviewing them.

My favourite method of tracking progress is what's known as the Seinfeld Strategy. It follow American comedian...

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How to Create a Personal Development Plan

The idea of creating a plan for your personal development might conjure up feelings similar to when you're invited to attend a work appraisal. But, when it comes to your growth, it's worth giving it some attention.

A clear vision of your ideal future is a sure fire way of boosting your chances of living a meaningful life. And as part of that, having a personal development plan, is key to you making progress.

In knowing what you want for your future, a personal development plan can provide clarity and focus. In other words, it can act as a roadmap to help you stay on track to achieving your goals.

But if you've never given thought to creating a personal development plan,...

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3 Types of People to Be Aware of When Improving Your Life

Okay, so you've been inspired by a song, book, or movie, and decide it's time for change. Upon making your decision, you elicit the support of a coach or counsellor and start the work.

Growing in awareness, you identify areas where change is needed to improve your life. However, you soon realise that some have an opinion about your decisions, and that others are expressing their unhappiness.

These responses to your efforts may not be what you'd hoped for. In fact, you might feel disappointed or frustrated at what feels like a lack of support from those you'd have expected more from.

As a result, you may start to question your decision to make the changes you...

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