3 Tips for Journaling For Mental Health and Self Awareness

I was glad for the opportunity to share a few journaling tips with my fellow Public Relations practitioners on the Chartered Institute Of Public Relations (CIPR) blog. Check it out.

There are over 300 mental ailments in the world. And while certain countries are able to meetup with the high number of cases that require psychologists, some do not even have an adequate number of trained personnel to handle mental health cases.

Journaling – which is a form of writing done in the first person narrative – is being used by some as a form of first aid. I have been journaling since I was a child – more as a means of documenting my plans and activities. In the last three years however I realized that journaling does far much more than that.

Forms of Journaling

Sometime in 2017, I picked up a journal I kept when I was 18 and was startled to realise that many things I do today are as a result of things I’d written down as Plans years ago. I also found I was able to empty my very busy mind; it was calming for me and I resolved to do it more frequently. Now here’s a really great thing about Journaling- it can be done in a variety of ways: Artist,

Leonardo Da Vinci’s journal has a series of sketches and drawings that are believed to have been the foundation for his creativity. Singer Janet Jackson says she uses her music as a way of journaling.

Are you ready for the tips? Then click on this link to read the full post on the CIPR International Blog.

The Covid-19 Economy is a Digital one

If you own a business and you’re wondering how to thrive amidst the Corona Virus pandemic, know this: Diversification of skills is key.

Scratch that. Everyone who has been brainstorming while on lockdown knows that.

They should also admit to themselves that unless the work they do is filed under ‘essential services’, their businesses need to go digital on online to survive.

Some of my writings cover travel and culture so one of the sectors that came to mind for me was tourism. Tourism seems like it will be taking a bow for the rest of 2020 but if you look closely, you will see opportunities to diversify its offerings.

You will see opportunities to diversify your business’ offerings

One of the things, Daymond John’s book, ‘Powershift’ is taught me is the need to always focus on the why.

As per why do people like to travel? To get a particular feeling. Now how can you present the same feeling using digital? That’s where Multimedia Specialists and IT/ software developers come in.

Be it Tourism, or fashion or even agriculture, the cyber factor has to be integrated. Some practices like remote working and online meetings will have to be integrated into our system- permanently.

Like it or not, it will be business ‘unusual ‘and you have to do one of two things: Learn the skills needed or hire someone who has them.

5 brands that are promoting Social Distancing

Self Isolation. Quarantine. Social Distancing .

These are some of the words that checker our conversations on a daily basis. Be it on the internet , over the telephone or even on the street where you live. ( the few times you get to be there, anyway.)

As the world adjusts to the new lifestyle Covid-19 has imposed on us, socio-economic sectors are adjusting really quickly and the PR and Advertising sector is adopting Creative methods to show it’s relevance in the scheme of things.

Here are five adverts that have found a way to promote their products while injecting a subtle message on the importance of Social Distancing.

Ukraine’s Ministry Of Culture and Information Policy: Ukraine has leveraged on the just completed Easter season to use what appears to be the image of the Virgin Mary to urge its citizens to wear gloves. Even when in prayer

Volvo: Until I saw this ad, Id thought you were safe in your car but Volvo says no! So I went to a friend by the name of Google but couldn’t find information I properly trusted so…Ill say it’s safe to stick with Volvo and avoid too much driving around, for now. You can never be too careful.

Burger King: Burger King displays full ingredients of its famous burger. Basically they are saying : Do you want a burger? We’ll teach you how to make one at home,-don’t come to us. But here’s the genius aspect of this ad: There is a secret ingredient missing from the list. I mean, which serious business gives all its winning moves? And if you don’t believe me, go ahead and put it together. The one thing we will agree on in the end is the fact that you won’t be able to wait for them to reopen. Yes, you will find yours to be a relatively bland imitation but don’t take my word for it; try it first.

Audi: Audi’s new advert gives a subtle message on the importance of #Social distancing. This short Gif shows the circles unlocking to give space, just as we are all advised to with each other .

Nike: Nike’s messaging is simply hilarious and speaks for itself. For all those who’ve always fancied themselves to be the local area ‘Ronaldo’ of the video game world , this is the best time to switch it back on and yell till your lungs get fired up. And oh, don’t forget to wear a Nike wristband. I always believe you should go hard or go home. Or stay home…:)

We are Journaling for Mental health in Crises, this month. Care to join us?

Many of us have been anxious about the uncertainty of everything: Life, work etc and uncomfortable about staying at a single spot during this lockdown period.

All this is shrouded in our fear of the unknown. I figured if people are able to identify specific fears they have around Covid-19 and its impact on their lives, they would be positioned to managing their mental health by planning for aspects of their lives they are worried about.

Top at the list of worries is mortality and then how to sustain ones self and the family. Questions like: Why my business pack up? Will I run out of funds during lockdown? What happens to my farm ? My eatery Business has had to close down. What can the government do for me? What business will or will not thrive? Just to mention a few.

‘Journaling for Mental Health in Crises’ will give you keys to plan for this season of uncertainty using the art of journaling. This 2 hour session aims to bring inner calm by using the process of writing.

✅Journaling Overview and Tips

✅Identifying your mental health issues in Covid-19 times.

✅You will receive a list of questions as well as facts and figures to help you examine and identify you fears and also help you create a survival plan.

✅You will receive a 5 day activity plan to help thrive through lockdown.

✅Three Songs to improve your mood and raise your vibrations

✅Sharing / Discussion Session on mental health issues

This month’s session is going for a highly discounted rate-about 75 percent off- inline with the rise in mental health issues, brought on by the Corona Virus disease. If you’d like to be part of this , send me an email at info@aminamaikori.