The Power of Journaling
“Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted—it is an intimate date with yourself.” — Paul T.P. Yong
Your mental dialogue may feel like having a TV on in your head all day. It’s a constant chatter that never stops.
Sometimes it may feel like it’s more in control of you, than you’re in control of it.
The only way to really examine this inner voice is to take a step back so you can see it, and get to know it better.
Think of your brain as a data collector. Your job is to organize the mental chatter to determine what’s worth listening to and what’s not.
Meditation helps us quiet that voice. Another tool for helping us understand our inner dialogue is to write our thoughts down to help cut through the chaos to reflect on how we react to situations and to even diffuse them.
Whether it's about those uncontrollable cravings, how you respond to fear, how your body feels, or what you are feeding your body each day, journaling helps you zero in on the problem so you can start identifying solutions.
I encourage you to create a few minutes in your day to write down your thoughts and your desires to help you:
1) Get clarity: Our brain has more than 80,000 thoughts each day – and about 80% are the same thoughts day in and day out. It’s hard to keep up with them all, and also know which ones to just let keep passing by and ignore and which ones will give us more insight into our life.
As you write things down it offers you a clearer picture of what’s important and what’s not. You get to know yourself better by increasing self-awareness as you write down the things that are affecting your life.
2) Relieve stress: Writing things down helps you get things off your chest. A daily brain dump can help you put things into perspective. After releasing on paper, it can help you feel calmer and more in control so next time you can handle a situation differently.
3) Find patterns: Journaling serves as a kind of "mental gauge” to help you see things over time. You may see that you are covering the same ground over and over again – and realize this is an area where you need work.
4) Express Gratitude. One of the most powerful tools to help you appreciate your life is to write down what you’re grateful for each day. This simple act has profound effects on your outlook for the day and how you feel about yourself.
Are you afraid of a blank piece of paper?
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Step-by-step, you’ll get more clarity and feel more committed to your own self-care. Each chapter is followed by a meditation and a “notes to self” page to help you reflect back on your work.
Your self-care story is waiting for you to write it.
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