Identify triggers and overcome bad habits with free journaling challenges. Earn badges and climb our leaderboard.
We SMS text you at the end of the day with a simple question. Did you abstain from (Insert Habit)? If yes, reply with 1. If no, reply with 2.
Made it through a 21 Day Challenge? A badge is awarded and you can write a Hall of Fame Speech in our Community Forums.
Pour your heart and soul into your freestyle journal day-after-day. Record videos, add photos, or let us transcribe your voice audio.
Receive support from Owls & other overcomers in a safe and secure forum. Video chat with your group leaders or 1:1 with others.
Ready for lasting change? Pair up with an Owl to receive 1:1 coaching on a variety of challenges. We’re a community of overcomers!
Imagine that you are walking on your way to work, wishing that you had a car so you wouldn't have to make the hour commute on foot every single day. Suddenly, a man appears, rather poshly dressed, and says he will give you a magic chicken. "What does the chicken do?" you ask. "It grants wishes!" says the man, stroking his beard. Already tired from the half-hour walk on your way to work, asking a magic chicken for a car doesn't seem bad. So you take the chicken, say goodbye to the man, and p...
It’s no secret that social media has changed the way we communicate and interact with one another. This is especially true among younger people, but changes in social interaction can be seen across every generation and demographic. According to Statista Research Department (2022), 223 million Americans have at least one social media profile. That is about 82% of the population. Furthermore, the average person spends about two and a half hours on social media each day.
Most people express stress at their job from time to time. The stress that a job and career put on someone can be particularly challenging. When the stress is exacerbated and moves into burnout, there can be lasting physical and emotional effects. Although burnout is not considered a medical or mental health diagnosis, it can lead to further mental and physical health difficulties.
Recent research indicates that expressive writing reduces intrusive and avoidant thoughts about negative events, while improving working memory.
Research published by APA’s Journal of Experimental Psychology has also discovered that the improvements from expressive writing free up our cognitive resources for other mental activities, including our ability to cope more effectively with stress.
JournalOwl’s pre-launch beta group of Journalers reported a 70% reduction in stress & anxiety associated with overcoming a bad habit. According to participants, the day-to-day journal prompting tailored to the target habit created structure, reduced anxiety, and allowed freedom of expression.
"I like Journalowl. I wasn’t ready for online therapy just yet. The anxiety journaling challenge really helped me feel grounded and regain perspective."
"Thank God for Journalowl. 2020 was a tough year and the health anxiety journaling challenge helped me reframe and reset. What a blessing!"
"What can I say? Never in my life did I think writing out my feelings would help me so much. This product has really changed my outlook on life."
"I needed an outlet other than weekend parties with my friends. Expressive writing with Journalowl was exactly what I needed. Thank you!"
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Invite your family and friends to specific journal entries to comment, discuss, and update.
Write a letter to yourself, your child, or a family member to be opened at a future date. JournalOwl will store it in our vault until a future date.
Track your progress toward goal attainment: weight loss, quit smoking, quit drinking, or less stress. Also create custom goal trackers.
Get the insights you need to improve your life. With simple analytics, see how you compare with other journalers enrolled in the same challenge, how you are improving, and where you are falling behind.
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Maintain multiple journals covering different aspects of your life: personal, financial, professional, health & wellness.
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Record daily audio journals with automatic transcription to text.
Record and upload your private video talks on the go. And, your video's audio is automatically transcribed into text.
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Our built-in Artificial Intelligence analyzes your journal entries and ranks your mood: low, indifferent, angry, good.
JournalOwl has bank-level security for all your media types: the written word, audio, photos, and video. We take security very seriously at JournalOwl. Your information is never shared without your consent. You have the option of allowing therapists, coaches, and counselors to reach out to you - but that is completely your decision. By default, you're invisible. Do your thing, write it out, we are here for you.
Our global network of coaches, therapists, and counselors are on standby to help provide you with focused 1:1 or group support through secure video, chat, or audio. Keeping a diary and journaling are often recommended by our coaches to help you gain perspective, set goals, and reflect on your accomplishments. Pairing daily journaling with coaching support has show tremendous benefit to our end users. Coaches are pre-screened and available for a variety of challenges, like: anxiety, anger, addiction & compulsions, bullying, body image, LGBQT challenges, midlife crisis, OCD, unemployment, rejection, self-esteem issues, sleep disorders, weight loss, excessive worry, or workplace issues.
Journaling is free. You can freestyle journal (write whatever you like), or you can join a challenge with our Journalers around the world. The idea is to move you away from 'external validation' by others and force you to look 'inward' on a daily basis by maintaining a diary or journal. It's a refreshingly simple concept that helps many people overcome the "fear of missing out" (FOMO) in a world driven by external validation over social media. All of the answers to life's toughest questions lie within.
Coaching is either $199/month for TouchPoints, or you can pay by the session (about $150) with your chosen therapist. JournalOwl® TouchPoints is a schedule-free way of receiving on-going 1:1 support. You record a secure video, audio, or write out your issue. A trained counselor listens to your challenges and provides a response within 48 hours. And the cycle continues. Sometimes they assign you journaling homework too!
JournalOwl TouchPoints is a schedule-free way of receiving focused 1:1 support. No need to align dates & times with your coach. You record a secure video, audio, or write out your issue. A trained counselor listens to your challenges and provides a response within 48 hours. And the cycle continues until you're on the right track. Sometimes they assign you journaling homework too!
According to Psychcentral.com, journaling helps to clarify your thoughts and feelings. It also allows you to know yourself better, reduce stress, solve problems more effectively, and resolve disagreements with others.
We also believe that journaling allows you to track patterns, trends, and improve yourself over time. Nothing happens overnight and journaling is a process like every other life pursuit. Many famous people kept journals, including: John D. Rockefeller, George Patton, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, John Adams, Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway.
Other famous people like Albert Einstein maintained a daily journal. It's an essential aspect of an examined life. In the words of Socrates, "the unexamined life is not worth living."
Journal prompting is the cornerstone of our group challenges. We have designed a variety of 21-day challenges with a different "prompt" each day to explore different aspects of your inner being. For example, we have challenges to reduce stress & anxiety where the journal prompts force you to think of better ways to manage situations. We believe that most people already have the answers within. Journaling is a vehicle to help you uncover those answers.
Most of our coaches are licensed, but some very effective life coaches do not have state-issued licenses. Each coach has a profile that you can review and most of them post an introductory video about themselves. If they are licensed, that will be displayed on their coaching profile for you to review. Much like a sports coach, everyone's style is different to achieving results from their players. Some coaches are very aggressive in their approach, whereas others are methodical and easy-going. It is your responsibility to set boundaries and goals with your coach upfront. And if you're ever dissatisfied with your coach, there is no shame in dumping him or her and moving onto someone else. You have options!
It's easy. You can message your coach, record an audio, record a secure video, or video conference 'live' with your coach. You can also find a coach on our growing global network.
Owls are pre-screened coaches and therapists with a passion for helping others overcome challenges. You can augment your journaling with 1:1 support from our large network of professional coaches. We match you based on a short questionnaire.
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