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Initiate Your Own Therapy Session with a Healthy and Worthwhile Journaling Practice

The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina goes above and beyond to improve your daily lifestyle with our spacious floor plans, unparalleled amenities, and incomparable customer service. We hope that these tips will inform, educate, and ultimately provide you with a better way-of-life.  

Get ready, get set… now, journal! Yes, our apartment community believes that journaling will provide a better way-of-life, while enhancing your daily routine with a healthy coping mechanism. As adults, we all deal with obstacles, issues, and adversity, and journaling helps you process such problems in a healthy manner. Not to mention, writing makes a positive impact on cognitive health in general. If you’re ready to get started, check out the following pieces of advice below.

Set a schedule. Decide how many times you want to write in your journal and set a loose schedule. Whether it’d be once a day or once a week, decide on a time you want to write and try not to skip it.  Just think of it like any other commitment you have to yourself!

Date your entry. A journal is a great time capsule. At some point, you’ll want to go back and see what you’ve written in past entries. So, remember to date each entry, and maybe, even consider documenting the time, as well.

Keep it private. A journal is personal and should be a place you feel comfortable expressing yourself honestly and truthfully. Communicate your needs to those in your household to make sure that there’s a general understanding of the private nature of your journal. It’s for your eyes only.

Be reflective. Any journal entry benefits from a moment of reflection before you begin writing. Find a quiet place prior to starting and focus on your breath for a few minutes. This is a wonderful exercise to clear your head and settle your thoughts. Then, get to work and write!

Enjoy yourself. Writing a journal should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore. Have fun with your writing and take pleasure in it. It can be anything you want it to be: structured or free-form; fiction or non-fiction; simple or complex—just make it your own!

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