I have been writing down my thoughts in notebooks for most of my life. I remember when I got my first journal at eight years old, and I carried that thing EVERYWHERE. Back then I called it my dairy, and I wrote down everything from what I ate that day, to whatever or whoever pissed me off at school. As I got older and matured the contents of my journals changed, going from the imaginative and dramatic mind of a child to the personal thoughts of a young woman with fears, hopes, dreams, and anxieties. Using a journal every day is where I developed my love for writing.
When I was in college, the therapist I was seeing at the time suggested that I keep a journal strictly learn more about my anxieties. I did what he told me and that practice has become one of the best things that I have ever done in my life. I did learn more about my anxiety and how to recognize my triggers, which in turn helped me stopped having so many panic attacks. Doing this allowed me to have more control over my anxiety, and I’m grateful for the knowledge this exercise gave me.
My love and appreciation for all the gifts that journaling has given me has inspired me to create my own journal in hopes that my experience can be used as a tool to inspire others. Gratitude has brought me out of someone of the darkest times in my life. Being able to see the good in life has allowed me to not worry so much about the not-so-perfect parts of my life.
The #MindYourPeace Gratitude Journal is a 30 day guided journal designed to help you discover what makes you happy, and how to replace your anxieties with those things. The purpose of this is to also help you show gratitude as well. The goal at the end of the 30 days is to become more comfortable with feeling and expressing gratitude.
I designed this journal for people like me who sometimes struggle with staying rooted in the moment. I know how hard it can be living with anxiety and feeling like some days your walking around surrounded by fog and you can’t see clearly.
I worked so hard on creating this journal specifically to inspire others and to let them know that they are not alone in their struggles. I am right there with you in the fight every single day. I hope that this journal brings you joy and helps you to express yourself, and gives you peace of mind.