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Discover the slimming power of journaling

April 13 2019
Grace Kelly
By Grace Kelly

Journaling—keeping a diary of events in your life, and your thoughts and feelings about them—can be a great stress-reliever and problem-solving tool. Plus it can also help support your weight loss goals! Get started today with our top tips for successful journaling.

Discover the slimming power of journaling

1 Pick a journal you love
Having a journal that looks and feels beautiful, and suits your personality can help incentivize you to write in it every day. Whether your preference is a classic leather-bound book or perhaps a journal designed especially for left-handers, there are so many different options available that you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.

2 Find the right time (and place)
Setting aside a regular time to write down your thoughts will help it become part of your daily routine, so you’re less likely to be tempted to skip it, or just plain forget. Sitting down with your journal after work or before you go to bed is ideal. Just find somewhere you know you’re unlikely to be disturbed, pick up your pen, and get writing…

3 Don’t mind your Ps and Qs
No one except you will be reading your journal, so you’re free to vent, without worrying about spelling or grammar. You can even give yourself permission to swear if it helps get things out of your system! Whatever your style of writing, the key is to jot down your thoughts as they come to you, naturally and completely non-judgementally.

4 Give yourself a goal
Studies have shown that writing down your goals increases your chance of accomplishing them, so build some momentum for your weight loss journey by recording what you’re aiming for in your journal. As well as keeping you focused on where you want to get to, having your goals down in writing can help keep you motivated along the way, especially if things aren’t going as well as you might like. Just think how rewarding it will be in the future, when you look back at what you wrote and see how far you’ve come!

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