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.