Finding Your Inner Sparkle through Journaling

Finding Your Inner Sparkle through Journaling
Are you tired of staring at your blank journaling pages and wondering what to write about? You wonder what could you possibly even begin to write about, so you put your journal to the side - and soon, your journal may end up on a closet shelf or on a book shelf and forgotten. You  may even think if journaling is something that could actually be for you, or where you would possibly fit it into your busy day.

You have such good intentions with journaling and you see how it could benefit you, but you think maybe you should just wait till life slows down a bit. But, does life ever slow down? The reality is, we will always have something on our to-do list or other things distracting us. We live in a world where there are distractions all around us. If you want to become intentional with journaling, then you must become intentional with your priorities and your time.

Creating your journaling routine is simple, but it does take some focus and a commitment to show up and be consistent. This is where my program The Joy of Journaling enters in. This is the program where you will be so excited to journal. You'll grab your journal and you just can't wait to write out your thoughts and feelings onto your journaling pages. Let me break down everything you will discover inside this journaling mentorship program.

1. Together we are going to get very clear on when your journaling routine is going to be within your day. I walk you through a step-by-step approach to personalizing your journaling routine - you will be clear. on the time of day you show up to journal, and how long you want your journaling routine to be. And because this is a mentorship program you are going to have the accountable you need - as women we need each other. We need to link arms with one another and encourage each other to take those moments to ourselves; and we can do that by having a journaling routine.

2. Each month you will receive 30 or more journaling prompts that are created around personal themes.
Themes such as:
- discovering more about yourself
- your patterns and behaviors
- connecting with your inner child
- embracing all the wonderful things that bring you joy and how you can share those joys with those around you
- increasing your self-awareness through gratitude
- exploring how to step out of comfort zones that may be holding you back
- grief and reclaiming your hope
- plus so much more!

3. A part of a personal growth journey through journaling is also being open to learning. Each month you will receive a book recommendation. Sometimes the books will relate to our journaling themes, other months they may be a member favorite, or one of my personal development favorites. These books that are shared are to guide you on your journey to blooming into the beautiful and authentic woman that you desire to be.  

4. When you are open to a personal growth journey there will be moments where your emotions will become heavy, or you will be healing and forgiving yourself or others from past events, or releasing worry or shame - those are big moments to walk through. And because of that I will guide you on how to use essential oils intentionally to help you support your emotions during that time. Essential oils are an incredible tool that you can use in your self-care routines and they have this really neat way to working with your brain and your memories, and helping you overcome any obstacle when used properly and consistently.

5. You have the opportunity within the Joy of Journaling program to work directly 1:1 on with me where I can create personalized prompts that are just for you - and these prompts can be geared towards any struggles of worry, grief, anxiety, or self-doubt that you are experiencing. We'll work together on creating your journaling routine so that it supports you and the goals you have for yourself.

6. And of course, there are bonuses inside the Joy of Journaling! Coming in the Fall of 2022 we will have bi-weekly Journal with Me sessions. This is where we will come together as a community and journal together. It will be very quiet and no one will need to share anything unless you feel absolutely lead to. I will provide 3-5 journaling prompts for each session, there will be calming music in the background, and I will guide you through the journaling process. It'll be a very peaceful experience. As another bonus you will receive my guide on 105 Gratitude Prompts to boost your self-confidence and awareness. Plus, you'll also have access to all of my favorite journaling resources.

The doors are officially open! Join the Joy of Journaling with Coach Jenna today. I cannot wait to journal with you and see you rediscover your inner sparkle through journaling.

Refuel Your Inner Sparkle With Affirmations

Refuel Your Inner Sparkle With Affirmations
Affirmations are powerful statements that can be such a wonderful self-care tool for you as you venture on your personal growth journey. Affirmations provide encouragement, can raise your energy levels, increase happiness or contentment, and if used correctly, can provide success in your day.

There's no right or wrong way to write or speak affirmations, but there are a few tips you might want to consider as you spend time journaling out your affirmations. Here's 5 quick ways to begin using affirmations today...

1. Begin your affirmation statement with "I am..." or "I choose..." or "I have." Pay close attention to the words you are speaking over yourself. You don't want to leave any room in your mind for doubt. Think about an area you are wanting to focus on or a habit you are wanting to instill - you can easily create affirmations to fit those needs.

2. Keep your affirmation short and sweet. If your affirmation is too long you will probably forget the whole phrase. You want to have your affirmation direct and to the point so that your mind will focus in on one area and not get confused.

3. Connect with your emotions and how you want to move forward. Bring in your emotions when you are creating your affirmations - what are you feeling currently, how do you want to feel when you have accomplished a task or a goal?

Remember to choose your words carefully - if you are wanting to improve your health, an affirmation of "I am at my goal weight" probably won't be very helpful as you are just beginning your healthy lifestyle. Focus in on the steps you choose to take to embrace a more healthy lifestyle. Here's a quick example: "I choose to eat foods that make my body feel good" or "I choose to move my body for 10 minutes every day."

4. Repetition is key! Affirmations aren't magical words that you say once and poof all is well in the world. Wouldn't that be lovely if it worked that way though? The more you speak your affirmation and write it in your journal the more your brain will begin to believe it. It's very easy for our brains to believe every single thing we tell it - this is why speaking positively over yourself is SO important. Speak your affirmation morning and evening. You can speak your affirmation any time throughout your day whenever you need a little boost of encouragement.

5. Bring in essential oils with your affirmations. Our sense of smell connects directly to the emotional part of your brain. The olfactory nerve connects directly to the limbic system in the brain. This is where you process emotions, determine whether you are safe or in danger, and you form bonds or attachments to those around you. 

One of the techniques I like to use with my clients and students is called The Aroma Freedom Technique. It’s a gentle step-by-step guide, using Young Living Essential Oils, to identify any blocks (such as worry, overwhelm, sadness, or frustration) that may be holding you back from having a reset and returning back to feelings of peace and wholeness, allowing you to gain clarity on what your next step should be (instead of worrying or stressing). 

Spend some time today listing out a variety of affirmations that can apply to different areas in your life. Here's a few affirmations to help you get started: 
"I am..." 
"I choose..."
"I have..."
"I I...." 

Forgiving your Past through Journaling

Forgiving your Past through Journaling
Do you struggle with releasing guilt, shame, worry, or embarrassment from your past? If so, you aren't alone! Our past tends to pop-up in our thoughts when we least expect them to - usually when things are moving fairly smoothly in our present moments. It's not healthy to live in the past, and you probably know that already. It's important to release those thoughts and to forgive yourself. That can be harder said than done though, right?

What if you looked at your past from a different...

4 Simple Ways to Journal When Grieving

4 Simple Ways to Journal When Grieving
Grief comes in many different shapes, forms and waves. My heart goes out to you if you are going through a sorrowful journey. Here are 4 simple ways you may find journaling to guide you as you heal your heart and mind.

1. Practice Gratitude. It can be very difficult to see the good when you are hurting. There are little blessings happening in and around you every day. Keeping a gratitude journal will help you be more aware to all the positives happening in your life. Start by focusing in on...

Tips for Practicing Self-Love

Tips for Practicing Self-Love
Do you tend to run yourself ragged? Are you over-extending yourself or just feeling frazzled? Practicing some simple self-love and self-care for yourself might just be what you need. Quite often, people confuse self-love or self-care with being selfish. That simply just isn't true.

As women (or at least for most of us) it can be really easy to run on empty and just go, go, go from one thing to the next. The problem is that this leads to exhaustion, discouragement, self-doubt, comparison and burn out. It's really difficult to...