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Benefits of Journaling with an Abundant Mindset

There are many benefits to journaling, and we’re going to look at three and how these lead us to an abundant mindset. But first, let’s answer a few questions:

Have you been burning the candle at both ends busily meeting demands and crossing items off your “to do” list? Do you collapse in bed at night exhausted after serving the world around you? Do you make it your priority to meet everyone else’s needs while neglecting your own?

Your wellness is your responsibility. If you don’t make it a priority, one day you will pay the price and it may not be pretty. We just can’t afford to take our health and mental health for granted. These three benefits of journaling are only a few of many.

Journaling is an active form of self-care.

Every day, ask yourself if the choices you are making today are creating a long, healthy life. One benefit of journaling is how it helps you take steps toward self-care. You need to know where you are before you can get where you are going. Journaling helps you actively acknowledge that it is okay to take care of yourself. It’s not wrong. It’s not selfish.

Self-care is taking responsibility for your own well-being. And when you regularly tune into your own needs, you are more calm, centered, rested, rational, and able to give from the best part of yourself.

Journaling is the perfect tool for self-reflection and processing feelings.

Are you a people pleaser? Are you struggling to process your emotions? While kindness, service and generosity are fabulous virtues, they can become toxic if not balanced with self-care, honesty and healthy boundaries. Another benefit to journaling is that it helps you process feelings!

Jesus said to love your neighbors as yourself, not instead of yourself. When we love and respect ourselves, what we offer the world comes from genuine love and not fear. It’s not selfish to love yourself. It’s being responsible.

Take the time to self-reflect and process your feelings. Not only will you be able to help others more fully but you will also be doing so as your grounded and best self.

Journaling is great for establishing an abundant mindset.

Sometimes the mundane responsibilities and ordinariness of days lulls us into putting off our joy and waiting for the weekend or the next big thing. Having an abundant mindset comes down to your willingness to exercise your freedom to choose what you are believing. A benefit to journaling is consciously making the choice everyday to choose an abundant mindset and letting all other mentalities go. Writing down your thoughts has power because it gives accountability to changing them!

What’s your intention for creating a great day? The ball is in your court. Take a shot. It’s not about perfection, nor will it ever be. It’s about living the full, abundant life Jesus went to the cross to give you.

Don’t let the enemy destroy your destiny with defeat, discouragement, distraction or lies that you aren’t good enough. Defeat those lies with the truth.

You are loved. You are accepted. God has a purpose for your life. He designed you uniquely to have an impact no one else can.

You’ve already survived 100% of your worst days. You are stronger, braver, more capable and resourceful than you may know. The best benefit of journaling is growing your mindset until you know this is true about you!

If you are interested in journaling with an abundant mindset, get the Abundant Purpose Journal here. It also makes the perfect gift for a loved one!

November 18, 2022


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