<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/55a49e13-6876-4db8-9ec4-c8e4515cf9d8/3798296.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/55a49e13-6876-4db8-9ec4-c8e4515cf9d8/3798296.png" width="40px" /> Hello human! Thanks for start using this template. I hope this will be the start of a fun and healing journey.
About journaling Journaling is an easy and low-cost way of improving your mental health. Keeping a journal provides a safe place to express thoughts and feelings while helping you stay focused on what matters most. Journaling gives you the structure and tools to reflect on the world around you, find meaning, and make changes in your life.
About me I am Alex and I started journaling a couple of years ago. Mental health is something that everyone struggles with at some point in their lives. It's not just a matter of life or death —it's also a matter of emotional well-being. For most people, the first step toward improving mental health is to recognise they have a problem and then talk about it. However, many people find it difficult to open up about their feelings and emotions, even with people they trust. This is why I started. At first, I used a notebook but suddenly found that was not the right tool for me: It was not always handy and was restricted to writing or drawing. Also, I lacked some structure and my thoughts flow better when typing. After journaling in Notion for quite some time now and benefiting a lot from it, I have perfected this template and want it to get out there so that anyone can access it easily.
About this tool If you're not used to journaling, it can feel daunting. You might not know what to write or how much to write. Or maybe you just don't want to take the time to sit down and write out your thoughts every day. That’s completely fine!
First, I strongly suggest starting with one of the exercises: . It will help you get a bird’s eye view of your life and give you that little push to start reflecting on yourself. Don’t rush over these exercises and give them some time. Just wait for the perfect moment to try the Morning Routine or delete it if you don’t feel like having one.
Then, you can move to the section, where you can start reflecting everyday and turn it into a habit. I recommend putting some time aside before the start of each week to do some planning and review your past notes. After some time, you can try doing a quarter review and try to spot patterns in your thinking and behaviour that may be contributing badly to your mental health.
Finally, try using other tables like the . Setting goals can help with your focus and keep momentum in life. The previous exercises can help you to find yours. If you want more, you can always reach me at [email protected] and I will be more than happy to share with you templates for tracking habits and workouts or to help you plan your meals for the week.
Remember, this is a place where you can explore all the things that make up who you are as an individual — good or bad — without judgment or criticism from others. I hope you get the most out of it and find it as valuable as I do, but if you don’t, now or in the future, that’s fine too. Last but not least, a journal isn’t going to solve all your problems. It isn’t a therapist. But it can help you learn more about yourself and, luckily, make you happier.
¹ Please consider sharing with others so we can continue down this path together as humans who care about each other's wellbeing! ² Feel free to remove this callout and any other instructions whenever you are done reading them.
<img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8748eb3b-1d03-466a-a850-e2c2c3fd7905/2471007.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8748eb3b-1d03-466a-a850-e2c2c3fd7905/2471007.png" width="40px" /> This journal isn't about specific strategies so much as it's about providing a place for you to put your thoughts down. The idea is that the act of
writing typing down your thoughts and feelings helps you clarify them and process them, so that over time, you may begin to see patterns or connections between entries. You can use it as an emotional diary, a log of insights gained, or simply to track moods, habits, and experiences. If none of that works, you can also try to express yourself through music, art or photography and add it to your entries!
→ You can use the template
Week to generate a new entry before each week begins. Also, you can review and reflect on longer periods of time using the
Quarter Review template. You can use the number of each week to identify them (1-52). Now also you can schedule when an entry should be created using the ‘repeat’ feature under the
<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8748eb3b-1d03-466a-a850-e2c2c3fd7905/2471007.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8748eb3b-1d03-466a-a850-e2c2c3fd7905/2471007.png" width="40px" /> By setting goals you will figure out where you want to go in this journey. Knowing what you want to achieve will help you to concentrate your efforts and energy. It’s useful to start with exercise so you can see a big picture of things you want to realise. Try to find that you must hit to reach your end goals (you have a database view for those). Once you have some kind of plan start working on them; will aid you with that and your daily reflections in will be useful to review them based on your priorities and experiences.
→ Try using the different views to assist with the visualisation of your goals. You can delete the examples once you get an idea of how it works.
<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8748eb3b-1d03-466a-a850-e2c2c3fd7905/2471007.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/8748eb3b-1d03-466a-a850-e2c2c3fd7905/2471007.png" width="40px" /> A list that helps to remember those things that we tend to forget but are important. A classic format to be organised when you have busy schedules and a lot of tasks to take care of. Probably you have one already, but this one will help you relate them to your or mention them in your weekly .
The Wheel Of Life