by Becky Boyd, The Pajama Company Editor
It’s really no secret, but around The Pajama Company we’re always looking for things to do in our pajamas! We believe in being cozy and feeling good, and part of feeling good is finding new ways to take care of ourselves and improve our lives. And, like I said, if we can be cozy in our pjs while we do it – it’s a win-win!
Journaling is a great pj-worthy activity. Many studies show that journaling helps people to reduce stress. Writing can help to process emotions that may otherwise just get stuffed down and eventually have a negative impact on the body. It provides a way to work through problems and to sort out thoughts. After all, it’s said that the average person has approximately 50,000 thoughts per day. At that rate, they could use some help!
Journal writing also helps to bring clarity around goals and dreams. The act of capturing what you desire on paper helps you to be more conscious of what you really want in your life. If you know what you actually want, you’re more likely to come up with a game plan to make it happen.
Incorporating a journaling practice into your day is a great way to spend a little quiet “me” time. This means setting aside time each day to spend writing. All you really need is a few minutes. You might choose to journal first thing in the morning over a cup of coffee. Or maybe you prefer to write just before you go to bed at night. If journaling everyday seems like a lot, commit to doing it once a week and see how that works for you.
Here’s an easy way to get started journaling: create a gratitude journal. Each day, focus on and write down three things that you are most grateful for. This practice of appreciation can work wonders!
Our beautiful blue hardbound Dream Every Day Journal is a great place to capture your thoughts, dreams, and appreciation. It even has great quotes sprinkled throughout for extra inspiration!