How often do you find your mind jumbled with thoughts, making it impossible to think straight or decide what to do next?
That’s where journalling can help; a powerful tool to help you untangle your mind and move your thinking forward.
Curious to find out more?
The Power of Journalling
Whilst the benefits of journalling are highly documented, it’s surprisingly underused when it comes to personal growth and self-development.
Like counselling, journalling can help you improve your self-awareness and work through difficult emotions by allowing you to understand your thoughts. It can even improve confidence, ease anxiety and obsessive thoughts, and regulate your stress levels.
Journalling enables you to step out of your head and into the present moment, helping you to see your thoughts from a new perspective. When you anchor yourself in the present, you cultivate a sense of calm and clarity; that’s why life-coach and best-selling author Lisann Valentin describes journalling as ‘mindfulness in motion’.
The Psychology Behind Journalling
The power of journalling is recognised in the field of psychology; when we write our thoughts down, it promotes ‘cognitive diffusion’. This is where a separation is created between you and your thoughts, preventing you from getting caught up in them.
When you can see your thoughts from a distance, you’re able to see them objectively and make rational, informed decisions that aren’t influenced by emotions; this is what we call ’emotional separation’. By learning to witness your thoughts as an observer, you can start to accept where you’re at now, allowing you to plan how you’re going to move forward.
And the great news is, you don’t even have to journal all the time to see the results; according to psychology writer Margarita Tartakovsky, ‘The positive effects of journaling can be felt when not performed daily – helping the individual better understand their needs and boosting their wellbeing’.
Journalling with Kultra
To help improve your personal and emotional awareness, why not try out the journalling feature in the Kultra app?
After you’ve committed to a new habit with Kultra, you’ll have the opportunity to come back to the app and reflect on how you’re getting on. This gives you the chance to celebrate your successes, work through any challenges, and plan your next steps.
Your Kultra journal is a private space to explore your thoughts and feelings, meaning you can be as open and honest as possible without fear of judgement or worry that anyone else will see it.
To help you make the best out of your journalling experience at Kultra, here are some quick tips to get you started:
Find somewhere quiet and peaceful to journal, away from distractions.
Set small short-term goals, and link your reflections to a goal you’re currently working on.
Don’t impose a structure on yourself – journalling 1 or 2 minutes at a time can be enough.
Unlock your Potential
Journalling can be a powerful, accessible way to help you work through a variety of scenarios, problems and thoughts. It encourages you to take them out of your head and look at them from a new perspective, allowing you to move forward.
When you journal with Kultra, you can unlock your potential by promoting self-awareness and self-discovery, allowing you to turn your thoughts into positive behaviours.
What could you discover by committing to self-reflection with Kultra?