Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/f1ggZkpf_NM With our busy lives, and all the associated stresses and strains, taking the time to sit, examine our thoughts and feelings, and then write about them, can seem like an unjustifiable luxury. It can also feel a bit scary.But writing things down has proven therapeutic benefits. Talking is… Continue reading Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

How to take a DIGITAL DETOX – my 3 tips! 😌

With all our digital devices and constant connectivity, we’re inundated with information every day: email, messages, meetings on Zoom or Teams, social media notifications and scary news about the end of the world. We haven’t evolved to deal with this amount of information. And that’s why taking a break from it all is increasingly popular.… Continue reading How to take a DIGITAL DETOX – my 3 tips! 😌

Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Journaling is a hugely beneficial activity that offers an opportunity for reflection, self-expression and personal insight. Here’s my three tips for making the most of your journaling, and a challenge at the end… https://youtu.be/nhxiYQWgjIY Click above to see the accompanying video on The Overthinker YouTube channel 1. Write for you Journals are personal things. People… Continue reading Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Visualising the Future ✍🏻 an Exercise in Positivity

To get where we want to be in life, we need to consider what our destination might be. And when we've worked that out, we could probably use some kind of roadmap for the journey. This isn't as difficult as it might at first seem. I've found that sketching out or writing down some details… Continue reading Visualising the Future ✍🏻 an Exercise in Positivity

Morning Pages ✍🏻

In a previous post, I mentioned morning pages; if you’re not familiar with the idea, this is what it’s all about. The term “morning pages” comes from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. This is an inspirational book for anyone interested in exploring creativity, or who feels their creative impulse is floundering. I was first… Continue reading Morning Pages ✍🏻

How Julie’s Subconscious Memo Helped Reduce Her Stress 📄

When Julie was writing in her notebook recently, a nine-word observation by her subconscious appeared on the page. As a result, she made a simple change that has reduced her everyday stress. Each evening, Julie prepares four sides of paper in her notebook. Three are for her morning pages – the stream-of-consciousness brain dump long… Continue reading How Julie’s Subconscious Memo Helped Reduce Her Stress 📄