I have more information to share regarding journaling. I may finish the rest of this week with the information I learn on journaling. I have not decided on next week. By now, you know I like to like to write about different subjects, and friends have convinced me I should share more of my creative writing.
I tell you this every so often for the benefit of new people following my blog. The idea is not only to keep you from getting bored, but I don’t want to get bored either. So I will continue to provide you with information you can use and try to entertain you.
Now that I have that out of the way let’s talk journaling.
Life gets overwhelming, and emotions run high when we are battling with demons or trying to solve a problem that feels unsolvable. One of the most-used tools of therapists or consultants is journaling. Journaling is one of the most effective ways to create clarity and calm out of chaos and confusion.
Let’s look at how journaling can create more clarity in your life:
Journaling is a judgment-free activity that doesn’t talk back by giving a voice to your feelings. Journals are there to receive your information. Unlike your best friend or mother, a journal is there to listen and not offer unsolicited advice. A journal doesn’t meddle or get bored. A journal provides a safe space for you to process. Whether good, bad, or socially inappropriate, a journal is an excellent way to free yourself from your burdens and reduce chaos.
By working your mind to solve problems- Studies prove that our minds are designed to solve problems. Our psyche wants to figure out how to do whatever needs to be done. It is how innovation and technology have changed the world by solving problems. The best way to solve a problem is to work on it. Sort of like a Rubik’s cube, imagine your mind twisting and turning those colors until you get the pattern that unlocks the door and fixes the dilemma.
Helping you define next steps- As you journal and express yourself and work on the issues at hand, your mind experiences dopamine release and starts to feel calm and competent. Ideas begin to form as to your next steps, and suddenly you have an epiphany that changes the game. Your sleep improves, your confidence improves, and you are focused.
There is something magical about releasing your chaos and confusion into a journal and discovering that there is calm and clarity available to you. Allow yourself to work through your issues by journaling and experiencing the satisfaction of solving your problems.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.