Have you ever bought a journal and struggled to write in it? Don't worry you're not alone. Over the years we have found that a lot of our customers have struggled to start writing in their journals for various reasons.
We created the beginner journaling course to help you get in the habit of putting pen to paper and take advantage of all the benefits that come from journaling.
In this 6 Week journaling course you will be given daily journaling prompts that will help you reflect on your day, become more conscious of your routine and live a life with more happiness.
The Beginner Journaling Course is a 6-week training with 49 videos to keep you on track with your journaling goals.
The first week of this course is all about getting in the habit of writing in your journal. We will discuss possible fears and anxieties that may have kept you from writing in the past and deliver 7 prompts that will get your writing in no time.
Studies have shown that the daily practice of gratitude is one of the 4 pillars of happiness. But gratitude can be more than what you're thankful for. In this training we discuss all things gratitude and deliver 7 prompts to help you dive deeper into yourself and the world around you.
For many of us, after we finish schooling our days don't really change much. Wake up, get ready for the day, go to work, hang out at home, go to bed, rinse and repeat. In your week 3 training you are prompted to notice things in your routine, and in your daily life that you don't usually notice or pay attention to. You will likely find that great things are all working together to support where you are at in your life.
Energy is ever-flowing all around us, yet we often find ourselves depleted of our energy. In week 4, we will explore and record the things in your life that give you energy and the things that suck your energy. Consciously knowing what gives and what takes will allow you understand what you need to gain more energy or know when it is time to allow yourself to rest.
Who are we with out the relationships that we have in our lives? In this week we will discuss connection, service, forgiveness and an appreciation for those that we come in contact with.
Joy is a foundational goal that most people have. Finding the things that bring us the most joy help us set up our lives and goals to experience joy. In the final week of this course you will be prompted to find the things that give you the most pleasure, peace and happiness.
In as little as 5-10 minutes a day, journaling can transform how you look at yourself and your life. This training will help you notice the good things that are happening all around you, gain better relationships and find joy in your daily life.
When you are working on stress, burnout from work or even a physical illness, journaling can help keep you mentally healthy through most issues.
Helps Regulate Emotions brain scans have shown that people who write about their feelings are able to control their emotions better than those who don't.
Boosts Memory The action of writing down an event has shown an increased ability to accurately recall the event in the future.
Enhances Critical Thinking Skills Writing your feelings about a hard situation can help you understand it better.
Helps with Brooding Writing down an emotional event can help you break away from cycles of obsessively thing about what happened
Humor is a healer Writing down events in a funny way can help you feel less anxious about the situation.
Writing down goals can make them feel more real and motivate you to achieve them.
Goal Setting write down your goals so that you can look back on them.
Helps with tracking progress set milestones and record bench marks as you move toward your goal.
Create Achievable Timeframes Putting a timeframe on your goal is essential for most people to achieve that goal
Encourages Personal Accountability You are the only one who can achieve your goals. Track and follow your progress in a journal to keep pushing yourself forward.
Self-reported physical health outcomes of expressive writing have included improved liver function, reduced blood pressure, improved immune system functioning, and improved athletic performance.
*** see peer reviewed study here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/advances-in-psychiatric-treatment
May reduce blood pressure writing down your thoughts and emotions can lower stress and anxiety levels and can result in lower blood pressure.
May reduce cortisol levels Journaling has been shown to reduce cortisol levels by as much as 40%.
Improved sport performance While this typically has been self reported in studies, many have reported increases in their athletic performance.
Improved immune system functioning Patients with HIV infection showed improved immune response similar to that seen in mono-therapy with anti-HIV drugs. Some studies found that patients with cancer reported benefits such as better physical health, reduced pain and reduced need to use healthcare services.
Founder & CEO, Rustico
One of the world’s leading authorities on journaling. Having sold hundreds of thousands of journals through his career, Isaac has developed multiple journaling practices to help others "defeat the blank page" and build beginner, intermediate, and expert techniques for impactful journal habits.