In this day in age, self-health is a major key to a prosperous life. With all the things we have to deal with on a daily basis, sometimes you need a moment to pause, think, refresh and regroup. For some people, counseling or therapy is the method they choose to cope with difficult situations or trying times. Some individuals also choose to just vent to friends or family. No matter what coping/ mind clearing method you choose, it is very important to take a moment and get things off of your chest.
With that being said, a new trend in self-health and self-expression is video journaling. This is basically a form of a video diary where you sit down in front of your laptop camera or phone camera and you record a video of yourself just talking, venting and expressing yourself. This process is very simple and can prove to be very beneficial and effective.
Video journaling can benefit your mental health in many ways. It helps with anxiety relief, stress relief and even with finding guidance and motivation. Video journaling can be a private process or you can share your daily journaling with the world. The most important aspect is expressing yourself and getting things off of the top of your mind. It definitely comes in handy when you feel like no one really cares or no one has time to listen to you. Video journaling helps you always be there for yourself because you know what they say, you can’t pour from an empty glass.
Personally, I’m using my video journaling/venting journey to document my entrepreneurial journey. Becoming an entrepreneur is hard and so for times when I feel like no one will understand, or times where I feel like my work is becoming overwhelming, I just sit in front of my computer and let it all out. The ups, the downs, the good times and the bad times are all captured in one place so that once I get where I want to be, I can look back and see how far I came.
So video journaling can also help you track your progress. You’ll be able to look back on bad days and realize how much you’ve learned or how much you’ve grown. Self-care, self-health, self-wellness only works when you listen to your body and do so without resistance. Sometimes you need a break and sometimes you need to vent, so don’t be afraid to find a place of solitude, pull out your laptop or cellphone and video vent your heart out. I promise you will feel better and your mind, body and soul will appreciate it.