Journaling for Self-Care

Journaling for Self-Care

Life & Death Matters Post

It is a wonderful thing to care for loved ones, family, and friends…

As Tia Walker says,

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”

“The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love”,


And it is a wonderful thing to be a caregiver by profession.

But caregiving is also challenging. It is just plain hard at times.

Caregiving can be hard on our health, emotional strength and resilience, and our relationships.

Journaling is one tool, one method of self care that can help the writer reflect, gain insight, get clear, solve a few problems, learn, improve, gain strength, and move forward.  It is also a good tool for curling up and hiding away on occasion.  Journaling can stimulate creativity, and help us find new paths, new ways of doing things.

There are many ways to journal, and different people have different tips on journaling.

A few tips that I find stimulate and inspire my writing and learning:

  • Take some time daily
  • Create a special place, a creative corner….
  • Put pen(cil) to the paper
  • Move your pen and write
  • Write for 20 minutes
  • Don’t worry about what you are writing
  • Don’t worry about grammar or spelling, just write
  • Consider keeping your writing private, you do not have to share it

For more information about journaling, to get some ideas, ask a journaling expert some questions, get inspired, you might like to visit CreateWriteNow website 

Warm regards,

Kath Murray

PS We have a new journal coming out in the next few weeks with some great quotes specifically on Self Care to stimulate and inspire… stay tuned!


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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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