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Creating Healthy Habits for Lifelong Change Through Journaling

May 26, 2020 01:03PM ● By Calli Tony

There are many reasons mental health diagnoses exist. Whether it be genetic, chemical or environmental, they are very real, changing the way we look at life and situations. They can be debilitating and control our lives. The experience may be life-taking instead of life-giving, but there are ways to bring life back to these conditions.

Journaling can be a game-changer when paired with actionable steps to create a life we love. It can create a consistent habit to do every single day that assists in a feeling of accomplishment. It can also, with particular journal prompts, set a positive tone for the day. Think about writing some things you are grateful for every single day. Thank whatever it is you believe in for those things and really feel it in your body. Embody it. This can create an entirely new perspective for you to begin your day with. This becomes a habit of life-giving practices that can give life and love back to a diagnosis.

Another great way to start the day is with positive affirmations. Think of telling yourself how fantastic you are every day. What if we told ourselves every day things we liked about ourselves. This could truly change the way we look at ourselves and the world. Try writing down a few positive affirmations a day, as well. Write down where you want to be and what you like about yourself. Write it down with passion and feel it again in your body.

These are just two examples of how journaling can change our mindset and provide life-giving habits to a mental health diagnosis. Practice journaling every day. Make it a part of your life. Add this healthy habit into your day and watch yourself expand and grow. With consistency over time, things may change for you and change for the better. This habit can create life long change. It can change your mindset.

Calli Tony, a holistic health and transformational coach specializing in movement, nutrition and mindset, is the owner of Calli Tony CPT and Coterie, located at 201 E Fairview Ave., Room 211, in Connellsville, PA. For more information, call 724-562-0682, email [email protected], or visit

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