In this simple steps blog I’m looking at the topic of journaling.
Now the idea of keeping a diary is something that's been quite traditional for many decades. But it's taken a new light more recently I feel on what journaling is and the benefits of it.
Three reasons to journal.
First one is it can give those whirring thoughts in your head, those repetitive thoughts, a place to expand. It can be easy to keep the same thought again and again and again, but when you actually write it down, commit it to paper, then more can come out, you can get more into depth of what's behind the whirring thoughts.
Secondly there's often an emotion attached to those thoughts. So whether it's simply the frustration of the repetitiveness or whether it's because there's something you're annoyed at, your frustrated with, you're upset about and that's why the same thought keeps going over in your mind.
It allows that release of energy, which is the emotion. And can really help you feel relieved and calmer as a result of it.
Thirdly you'll find the more you write, the more you journal, whatever is about, the more you actually access the subconscious beliefs that are behind the more surface level thoughts and emotions. Maybe delve into what some of the limiting beliefs are behind whatever it is that you're writing about.
We can write down and we can journal about many different things, whether it's how your day has been at the end of the day, whether it's at the beginning of the day how you want it to be, whether it's around your values, your goals.
There's so many things to write about and I'll be covering that more in the next blog.
But there's three holistic reasons to perhaps get started and committing what's going on in your head to paper.
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