Benefits of Journaling

Benefits of Journaling

Journaling for mindfulness: why I love to journal and jot down thoughts. Plus a stationary company I love for all of my note-taking needs!!

Benefits of Journaling

There are so many benefits of journaling and it is one of my favorite ways to stay mindful. Every morning, I spend a few minutes meditating, writing down some thoughts, and praying over my to-do list. This has really helped me stay productive in a calm way and accomplish more! I find it much easier to set and achieve goals when I write them down.

Journaling also helps us remember things we need to do (truly boosting memory capability!), express our feelings/thoughts, and is a great way to get in touch with our creativity. It also can help improve writing, verbal expression, and just relieve stress by writing down and seeing what’s going on in our mind.

Related: Tips for Balancing Work and Exercise

Basic Invite

I usually journal in a notebook or just jot things down on pieces of stationary. Lately, I’ve been loving my stationary from a brand called Basic Invite (@basicinvite). They make unique thank you cards, college graduation announcements, and general personal stationary. Having pretty stationary just inspires me to write more!

Here’s an example of the grocery stationary I ordered to jot down my grocery list and keep on my fridge:

benefits of journaling

Stationary from Basic Invite (@basicinvite)

I’m like a lost puppy going into a grocery store without a list in hand, so having something to reference is a must for me. I also use plain stationary (like the ones pictured below) for notes to myself, notes to friends, inspiring quotes, etc. and I’ll either tuck them away to read later or put them somewhere I can see them every day! Basic Invite stationary is so pretty that I usually want to keep them displayed!

Being that it’s May, if you’re in need of graduation or wedding announcements, or a graduation invitation template, you must check out Basic Invite! You will not be disappointed – they have almost unlimited color and design options, beautiful foils, sample options, AND an amazing feature that lets you send out a link to collect addresses from your friends/family (total lifesaver). Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51

Basic Invite

Beautiful custom stationary

Whatever your writing needs, whether you’re looking to reap some benefits of journaling, in need of paper goods, or have a special announcement, don’t hold it back! Tangible, quality notes you can hold in your hand are so timeless. 


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Xx, Natalie



  1. May 28, 2020 / 3:50 pm

    SO glad you’re sharing about journaling! I think as well that it’s so beneficial for organization & self-awareness! I love all the recommendations you mentioned here, as well! It’s so fun to have a cute, vibrant stationary to make us excited to actually use it! And be productive! Great post

    • June 1, 2020 / 5:48 pm

      Aw thank you beautiful!!! It really is!! I am more productive with pretty stationary for sure 😉 Love to you, Natalie

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