The Power of Writing: Feeling Hale through Daily Journaling

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Die Kraft des Geschriebenen: Feeling Hale durch tägliches Journaling

In today's hectic world, where everyday life is often dominated by deadlines and technology, the simple act of writing in a journal can be a powerful source of well-being and reflection. The Feeling Hale team is a big fan of journaling and each team member has found a different way to journal for themselves. Here you can find our favorite journals.

What is Journaling? Journaling is a daily writing practice that involves recording thoughts, feelings, experiences, and observations on paper. It can be a personal journey of self-reflection and discovery.

4 benefits of journaling

Stress relief. Capturing thoughts can help clear the mind and reduce stress.

Self reflection. Journaling promotes self-knowledge and enables reflection on personal growth and goals.

Promote creativity. It can provide a platform for creative expression, whether through writing, drawing or sketching.

Troubleshooting. Writing down challenges can help find solutions and change perspectives.

What is the difference between diary and journal?

While diary and journal are often used interchangeably, a journal tends to have a greater focus on personal experiences and emotions. A journal can be broader and include different forms of writing and reflection.

4 different types of journaling

Bullet Journal
Structured journaling with short bullet points and symbols.

Art Journal
Combination of writing and artistic expression through drawings or collages.

Gratitude Journal
Focuses on gratitude and positive experiences.

Free writing

Writing completely freely on white paper, where you write without periods or commas, is often referred to as “freewriting” or “freewrite”. This creative writing technique is about writing without any restrictions or self-censorship. The main goal is to allow the flow of thoughts to flow freely and capture spontaneous, unfiltered ideas and emotions. Freewriting can be an effective method to promote creativity, overcome blockages and open access to deep personal thoughts.

What belongs in a journal?

Thoughts and feelings free writing exercises to capture thoughts and feelings. Goals and progress: Reflection on personal goals and milestones achieved. Creative expressions: drawings, poems or collages to explore the artistic side. Journaling practices and reflection methods such as: Daily writing: Set aside time for daily writing and reflection. Freewriting: Let your thoughts flow without restrictions.
Visualization: Use images and symbols to express your feelings.

Reflection cards for adults:

Yes, there are special reflection cards that offer questions and suggestions to go deeper into self-reflection. Whether alone or as a card game for adults, we of course have our favorite reflection cards in our shop.

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