How I’ve Made Journaling a Part of my Self-Care Routine
This post has been sponsored by Zebra Pen. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hi, guys! It’s been a while, and I’m so glad to be back. I decided to take a step back from blogging and Instagram to gather my thoughts amidst what has been a trying time for us all. Quarantine has really thrown my life for a loop. It’s so hard to stay grounded when life is upside down.
To keep my footing, I decided to pick up a few new hobbies. Immersing myself in something new has kept my mind occupied and frankly, sane. Of all the hobbies I’ve started, journaling has been my favorite! I love to grab my journal and my Zebra STEEL F-402® Ballpoint Retractable Pen and head to my patio to spend time writing. It’s been such an escape; one I didn’t even know I needed.
I guess I never realized how important writing really is for the brain. Putting a pen to paper has had such a positive impact on my mental health, memory, and efficiency. Studies show that writing is good for keeping one’s gray matter sharp and may even influence how we think in a more positive way.
Sequential hand movements, like those used in handwriting, activate large regions of the brain responsible for thinking, language, healing and working memory. I used to jot down notes in my books here and there, but after seeing the benefits of journaling, it’s become a part of my self-care routine.
For me, so much of journaling is a good pen! I love a pen that’s comfortable in my hand, that writes smoothly, and that I know will be reliable. I’ve been writing with the STEEL F-402 from Zebra Pen. It’s so smooth, never smears and most importantly, doesn’t slow me down. It’s made of metal so it’s not only durable, but stylish.
I need a pen that keeps up with me so that getting my thoughts on paper is always an effortless process. I actually keep one at home and one for the office, I love it so much! You have to get your hands on one. Zebra Pen offers a variety of high-quality, stylish pens help motivate you in your goals. Check out more information here!
Journaling has been so therapeutic for me and I highly suggest giving it a try. If you’re not a fan of journaling (but want to be, like I once was!) try setting a timer. I started with 5 minutes a day and gradually increased as it grew on me.
Writing has helped sharpen my mind, has strengthened my skills, and most importantly, has helped me keep a clear head. Grab yourself a great journal, a Zebra STEEL F-402, and give it a try!