what is ‘my wellness journal’
My Wellness Journal is written especially for those on their journey to wellness. Inspired by the success of her clients in achieving better health, Functional Nutrition consultant and Health Coach Jocelyn J Murray knows that journaling progress results in higher likelihood of success.
This journal provides a guided day-by-day format to journal your own progress to wellness. It contains over 30 healthy recipes that are easy to use for any meal as well as recipes for snacks, smoothies, juices, and treats.
Splattered throughout the journal are a number of handy tips and hints. These will teach you growing tips such as how to grow microgreens even if you don’t have a garden, information about the value of many foods including sea vegetables, and additional information about nutrition such as which foods contain the highest amounts of antioxidants.
Guest contributors are:
Creator of The Vegery Kathryn Jensen teaches us about her Vitality Wraps using dehydrated carrot and linseed to replace bread.
Qualified Holistic Nutritionist and certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) practitioner Sheridan Williamson shares her passion to help, inspire, and assist in providing a better life to those in need.
why use ‘my wellness journal’
Life happens, and it can be fast. Sometimes we don’t take the time to stop and look around at what’s happening to our mind, body or soul. We don’t get to see the step-by-step progress that we’re making in our own lives.
Using ‘my wellness journal’ allows us to see how we’ve changed our habits over time, so you can see things you did that worked for you. Everybody is different, and you are unique.
Eating, sleeping, exercising, socialising and learning all make up a big part of our daily lives. Using ‘my wellness journal’ provides a consistent and balanced format to write in. There is information along the way like; why olive oil is good for you, how useful is sage in your diet, what makes leafy greens the food to include in your daily food choices.
It’s impossible not to grow when it comes to journal writing. That’s what makes a journal such a powerful tool, whether it’s about achieving goals, overcoming health issues, or becoming a better person.
Writing requires us to think through the why’s and the how’s. When we sit down and begin to write what we accomplished during the day, we think through our process on a deeper level. The discipline helps us to answer questions of “why,” “how,” or “why not?” The answers to these questions are helpful as we move forward to repeat successes, avoid mistakes, and they can be therapeutic.
Success can be quickly forgotten. And when it is, it becomes easy to get frustrated with our quest. There are times we may feel like we have not accomplished anything despite all our best efforts and energy. During those moments, it is helpful to look back through ‘my wellness journal’ and be reminded of our past successes.
how to use ‘my wellness journal’
Commit to writing every day. The intention of sitting to write every day will help to create and recognise progress. It is a bold plan. And you’ll likely miss days. But don’t let that stop you. Commit again to write the next day.
Write for yourself, not for others. As you do, write with the truest goal of putting onto paper your thoughts and actions. Don’t worry about spelling and grammar. Your goal is to recognise progress.
What you ate and drank. How you slept. Write what you feel. What you thought. What you did. Sometimes it may be just one word.
It may be unique to you, and when looking back on your writing, make sure you can read it.
Affirmations can be amazing tools to empower you.
Heres a couple to help you with writing your own;
– Today I am willing to change my food choices, try new foods that are nourishing for my body.
– I forgive myself for the past, and the food choices I used to make.
Keeping a journal naturally reminds us to articulate next steps. It is difficult to look back without also looking forward. As a result, when we journal, we naturally begin to look forward. And the next step becomes easier to see.
As you write your notes out, you’re essentially having a conversation with yourself. This draws out insights that you might miss otherwise; it’s almost as if two people are working together to better understand each other.
Once you’ve gotten a few entries in ‘my wellness journal’, new insights can be gleaned from reading over them. What themes do you see in your daily habits? Do you keep switching goals halfway through? Have you given up because its not so convenient? Have you made excuses for yourself because somebody else had something to say about what you’re doing?
All of these questions can be answered by simply looking for the answers, but you can only look for them if you’ve captured them in writing.