The idea behind the Journal Yourself Stress-free Challenge is not only to help you understand how you cope with stress but also to help you improve your coping strategies so that you can make more beneficial choices and decisions, thus guaranteeing you a healthier physical, psychological and spiritual future – by journalling for 5 minutes a day in response to a prompt.

Example: What are you grateful for, right at this moment, despite whatever you are going through, and what do you have to look forward to once this stressful period is over?

The prompts are designed to help you get rid of limiting beliefs, outdated ideas, mindnumbing blocks and unidentified fears that increase your stress. You will receive an e-mail once a day with a short prompt that you can respond to in 5 minutes.

I created this series especially for my Connect with Horses Mindfulness Meditation Reteat clients, but it works for everyone who is interested in optimising their physical, psychological and spiritual health.

And who can afford not to be?

Recent research shows that journaling is an extremely effective stress relief exercise. Journaling

  • Allows you to examine, clarify and understand your thoughts and emotions
  • Helps you reflect and learn form past experiences by looking back at past journal entries
  • Provides an outlet for expressing difficult emotions, such as anger, irritation and frustration, without hurting someone you care about
  • Can be a way to release your negative thoughts and emotions and keep things in perspective

Stress relief journaling is most effective when done consistently. To get started and to maximize the mental health benefits, commit to it on a regular basis. I will send you an email daily with a prompt to help you get into the habit.

Your next prompt will be in your inbox tomorrow. In the meantime, you can start by responding to Prompt no 1 above.

5 minutes. That is all you will need each day.

I am not just someone who makes suggestions, I try each suggestion first. That is how I wrote my book Embrace Change in 10 minutes a Day. It is bascically a book about gratitude journalling.