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It’s day 29 of the 31 Days of Mindfulness Challenge and today’s task is to spend 20 minutes journaling.

Day 29: End the Day With 20 Minutes of Journaling

“Journaling offers a way to unburden your mind, keep dreams alive and spark the seed of creativity.”
— Unknown

Raise your hand if you kept a diary when you were growing up? The one that I remember had Spice Girls on the cover and came with a lock. I was pretty consistent with writing in it until I lost the key… and that pretty much ended my writing hobby until this past year. A lot of the podcasts that I listened to would mention here and there the benefits of writing in a journal but it wasn’t until I started working with a business coach that I really picked up the habit and started to reap the benefits. 

Whether you’re wanting to start a gratitude journal or just write whatever is on your mind, the habit of journaling has some pretty amazing benefits. Not only is it a great way to reduce stress but it is also been known to boost your immune system, keep your memory in tip-top shape and improve your overall mood. 

In getting started, the hardest part for me was not knowing what to write about. Looking back, it seems silly but if I was going to spend time sitting and writing, I to get the most out of it. If you’re in the same boat, I’ve rounded up a few resources for journaling prompts – scroll through these and pick a few that grab your attention and see where your mind takes you. 

Journaling Prompts for Self Reflection and Self Discovery

Here are the 50 Best Journaling Prompts Your Will Ever Need

22 Thought Provoking Journal Prompts

52 Self Discover Journal Prompts

Since journaling is such a relaxing activity, before you head for bed tonight, set a timer for 20 minutes, pick a prompt (or branch out on your own!) and write. 

If you’re joining in, let us know if this is a habit you’ll stick with in the comments! 

All our best,


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