There’s a lot happening in the world right now. In just three months, we’ve seen natural disasters, incredible loss, bravery and generosity and now, an international health scare. If you’re feeling unsettled and out of depth, you’re not alone.
One of the best ways to cope with uncertainty is to keep calm, know that everything is temporary, and to a journal.
It’s a way to express your feelings and get ‘busy thoughts’ out of your head. Remember, too, it is a well-known fact that ‘bottling up’ stressful thoughts can in fact cause illness.
Journaling is also a wonderful way to look ahead to the future in a positive way and create and reflect on goals and achievements!
Here are three great reasons to take up journaling right now.
- Numerous studies have shown that personal writing can help people better cope with stressful events, relieve anxiety and boost immune cell activity. Researchers have revealed that at least 15-20 minutes a day for at least three days a week has been very effective in dealing with stressful and traumatic events.
- Journals give you a record of the progress you’ve made toward your goals, to keep you motivated in the long slog of actually reaching them. Reflective writing has also been shown to improve decision-making and critical thinking.
- Writing with a pen engages and stimulates your brain. You tend to feel a closer connection with the written words, as there’s a link between the physical presence and intimacy of the pen and paper. You’ll spark creativity and free-thinking.
If you’re looking for a special journal to take up writing this year, here’s why we think you’ll love a Koh Living journal!
They are beautiful.
The colours and textures in our journals have to be seen to be believed. The Dreamtime Stories journals perfectly evoke the Australian outback – shimmering gold and deep red ochre, so rich, warm and inviting. If you love Aussie animals, Anna Blatman’s gorgeous paintings have been beautifully reproduced using embossed printing and leap off the cover at you!
They are surprising.
So many journals are blank – yes, intentionally, as they are waiting for your words – but our journals offer little surprises and inspiration. We’ve added personal touch, with special quotes direct from our artists, and insights into ‘work in progress’ illustrations. We want you to be surprised and delighted every time you turn a page.
They are sustainably made.
We’ve used sustainable materials, choosing eco-friendly, FSC certified paper. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. We’ve also removed the plastic from our packaging. Our journals feature a simple paper wrap that is easily recyclable.
Our journals are a true work of art, a delight to use every day to record your thoughts, plans and dreams.