When you have found an online NLP course, you may want to consider keeping a mindfulness journal to see how far you have come, and provide an outlet for your thoughts and feelings.

Mindfulness is about being aware of the moment, and where we are now, as well as where we have been and who we have been before, so journaling can be particularly helpful when starting out on a mindfulness journey, in order to keep a record of these feelings.

It is best to start out with some kind of blank book that provides you with space to write and draw however you see fit. If you are someone who likes to draw or paint then getting a high quality paper book would be a good idea.

Many mindfulness journal writers tend to do their mindfulness meditations first and then move on to journaling their experiences, and thoughts.

There is no right or wrong way to journal mindfully, but here are some pointers to help get you started:

Set aside time to journal. Of course you will already be setting time aside for your mindfulness meditations but you need to make more time to complete your journal.

Try to categorise themes as they come up in your journaling so you can identify specific issues you have and deal with them one at a time.

Give attention not to just negative thoughts, but also identify aspects of your day which made you happy, enthusiastic can feel empowered. Note these down so you can revisit them.

If you are stuck for inspiration, how about purchasing a mindfulness journal to help shape your thoughts.