#BehindTheMerch - "Love More. Be More. Cherish Life." Notebook/Journal

About


Our "Love More. Be More. Cherish Life." notebook was created to go hand in hand with our awareness wristbands. Its design was created to further promote as a constant reminder to love one another no matter the struggles in life, to be more than just what you are, and to constantly evolve to become a better version of yourself, and cherish life, and place more value on the opportunities life has to offer. This also includes any obstacles life throws in your direction. In light that we focus on suicide awareness, mental health, self-love, and other associated categories, this journal can be used to take further control of these troubles in your life. This has become another way for individuals to maintain order when the world feels like it's in shambles.

Journaling can help in several categories of struggle. By utilizing this notebook you are able to incorporate several features from our "Mental Love: Episode Diary." This is a bit larger than our previously released notebook. According to Courtney E. Ackerman, "writing our thoughts, feelings, and actions down in a journal allows us to craft and maintain our sense of self and solidifies our identity. It helps us reflect on our experiences and discover our authentic self."


Description

"Love More. Be More. Cherish Life." Notebook





  • Color: Red, Personalized Hardcover

  • Size: 3.75 x 5.75 in.

  • Matching Color Elastic Band


Ways to Utilize


There are four journaling techniques to support your mental health as discussed by Ellie Pilcher. "According to the Univerity of Rochester Medical Center, journaling boosts our wellbeing in several ways, including managing anxiety, reducing stress, and coping with depression." These four ways include bullet journaling or making use as a junk journal, vision book, and even a gratitude journal.


Bullet journaling


How to Bullet Journal

  • A popular form of organization

  • "Allows you to keep track of information in one notebook."

  • Can become a planner, to-do list, and a diary all in one

  • Mood, food, budget, daily habit tracker



Junk journal

Junk Journal Ideas

  • Create collages of meaningful items to reflect on old memories

  • "A Junk Journal is a handmade book of recycled and found materials and ephemera. The pages can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. The finished junk journal can become anything you want, " according to Jenny I & Logan Central Library Staff.


Vision book


Vision Book(How it looks)

  • Similar to a vision board but in book form

  • Acts as a great mood elevator

  • Get started by "[cutting] out pictures or headlines from newspapers or magazines and stick them into the notebook to create a collage of inspiring images for you to look at whenever you feel like you need to be grounded."


Gratitude journal

  • "The reason for having a gratitude journal is to encourage you to write down a daily note expressing positivity, putting any intrusive, negative thoughts to one side."

  • Useful when struggling with low mood and anxiety

Oprah's Gratitude Journal






Gratitude Journal | Daily Journaling Inspired by Oprah



"The simple act of writing down our thoughts and feelings can help us prioritize our problems."

These techniques can also be used to support self-love and prioritize healing during times of depression in order to prevent suicide.


Benefits


Top 8 Benefits to Keeping a Journal or a Diary

  • Keep your thoughts organized.

  • Improve your writing.

  • Set & achieve your goals.

  1. To-Do Lists or Check Lists

  • Record ideas on the go.

  1. Brainstorming

  • Relieve stress.

  1. Discuss stressful times or record what is heavily on your mind that causes you to feel stressed

  2. Record feelings

  • Allow yourself to self-reflect.

  1. Record small and large achievements

  2. Daily Reflections at night before bed

  3. "We can look back at our life in a journal and think about how we've changed and what we can do to improve ourselves."

  • Boost your memory.

  1. "Your brain is likely to store information that you have written down in your diary. Your brain will make stronger connections with the information you have learned after you write them down in a diary, making it easier for you to recall in the future too!"

  • Inspire creativity.


Additional benefits of journaling for depression, anxiety, and stress can be found here: https://positivepsychology.com/benefits-of-journaling/.



Read More:

Top 8 Benefits to Keeping a Journal or a Diary

https://journey.cloud/journaling-benefits/


4 journaling techniques to support your mental health

https://happiful.com/4-journaling-techniques-to-support-your-mental-health/


How to Make a Junk Journal

https://loganlibraries.org/2020/04/16/how-to-make-a-junk-journal/



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