Using Journals to Reduce Stress and Gain Perspective
The recent changes in society have been an adjustment, affecting daily life in unimaginable ways. For most people, this has been a stressful time of twists and turns, where routines are interrupted with many aspects of life coming to a halt.
During times like these, it is more important than ever to pay attention to personal well-being. While this may look different from person-to-person, there are a few actions that have been proven to help reduce stress and promote a positive outlook. Journaling just so happens to be one of them!
We understand that physical distancing is critical in preventing further spreading of COVID-19, but it can also feel lonely and isolating. Journaling is a great way to release these feelings and thoughts.
Our Well-Being TravelerNotes Notepad Tripac is a great gift for employees or customers to send the message that a company cares. This set of three books includes one for each topic: mindfulness, gratitude and goals. Combining these wellness practices refocuses the mind by gaining perspective on the current situation and focusing on the future. This set can be customized in a variety of colors to suit any mood. We have shown them in muted tones for calming, as well as bold colors for inducing excitement. They come bundled in a GraphicWrap that can display your client’s personal branding and message.
A great way for people to take their minds off the stressors of the world and find a way to check out – and maybe even laugh a little – is with our Social Distancing CreativeSpark. This product is perfect for any age! We’ve created coloring pages and activities to spark joy with tongue-in-cheek images and phrases about everything from washing our hands to introverts thriving in this environment. It helps us take a step back and find the upside of being isolated.
Full-Color Inserts are an easy way to customize our products. They can be added to any of our products, including the Vienna Journal that we’ve shown here. These inserts can include any information or message your client would like to pass along. We have created new stock options with content aimed at assisting people while they’re distancing. Along with our Work From Home Insert, we created an insert for gratitude journaling, featuring a list of prompts to get the user heading in the right direction for encouraging thoughts and mindfulness.
Additionally, we recognize the importance of how kids must be feeling amid everything. They are also in a confusing situation with new schooling environments and less social interaction. Staying busy and productive will help them keep them occupied while also keeping their minds off the immense changes they’ve had to make – not to mention keeping them from yelling ‘I’m bored!’ every 5 minutes. Our Things To Do Insert was designed to be hung up and referenced whenever a kid has seemingly run out of ideas.
We hope you share these ideas with your clients and reach out to the JB Sales Team if you need further ideas on spreading some joy and mindfulness during this time!