The Science Behind the Journal Project
Wait, there's actual science behind this?
Yes, there's science, which states that when people include writing as part of their daily practice, which is 4-5 times per week for 10-20 minutes per day, change will occur.
Some of these changes include improved mood and sense of mental health, greater sense of mental clarity, improved sense of purpose, improved immunity by 50%, & mental clarity improves.
Writing invites change.
And, as an occupational therapist and life coach, I have a background in neurology and psychology. So I love that there is science behind the success. Thus, I want to share it with anyone I can.
This stuff works, and it's because you're changing your neural pathways while you're writing.
Do you ever feel like you're stuck on auto-pilot doing the same mundane tasks or not fulfilling your true purpose?
Are you just like walking in circles and daydreaming about what it would feel like to be inspired?
Have you tried using manifestations over and over but nothing is changing?
It's because you're not doing anything that is making changes with your neuropathways. You have to do something to literally break the story, the pattern, or the loop you've been telling yourself all these years. By writing and telling yourself a new story and seeing it from a different perspective, you are able to make the needed change and switch in your brain.
When your brain sees the new fact or new pattern and change in the story, a new pathway is formed. Thus a new change has been created and a new pattern and new story is created.
How do we change to story, how do we get out of this "rut"?
Well, one way to do it, it's like so simple.
We write. Write first, Edit last. You want to stay in your creative part of your brain and stay limbic. Writing helps us change those neuropathways and literally create new neuropathways. It creates new neurons and new firings of those transmitters with new pathways. It helps our brain look at things from a different way and a new perspective.
If we start writing things down, and maybe asking things with different questions or writing a story in a different way and presenting things with facts. Sometimes we can begin to write the story on the page and look at it from the 30,000 foot airplane point of view. Maybe we now remember the story not quite as we remembered it or we have a new memory that has formed about the story.
As we start seeing the facts from a different perspective, we can rewrite the story with our new narrative and a new outcome if we so choose.
Wow, a new outcome!
A new story, and as we do that, the change starts to happen.
That's incredible, that's profound , wow!
Think about that for a minute, the story that you keep telling yourself over and over again, even if you change and redo your manifestations, your brain is still stuck on that old story.
But when you start and you write and you put it down on paper, and you start writing a new story, and start identifying that new story, and then you write "I am " and you're identifying ad you are changing, it's starting to become real, and now...
The change starts to happen.
So to do this, you have to do this regularly...
4x week, about 20 minutes a day...
It's considered a cognitive behavioral type approach and there are different forms of writing you don't have to be a writer. It's a way to bring about the change in a scientifically simple format.
And with coaching by your side, a little help with promoting, and some science behind it- it's pretty amazing profound stuff.
So let's do it!
Invest in yourself@ What do you have to lose?
Believe in yourself. Have hope, and dream big! One step at a time.
Take a big breath, relax your shoulders, with big intent. From your heart center, you've got this. I believe in you.
Let's go, let's do it!
Alright, so one journal at a time, one story at a time. Change Your Story. Change Your Life.
App Coming 4.20.23
Pennebaker, James W. (1997). Writing About Emotional Experiences as a Therapeutic Process. Psychological Science, 8(3), 162-166.