Journaling, a practice as ancient as the art of grunting and pointing, offers a sanctuary, a safe haven where you can spill your heart out without judgment or restraint. It's a space where you can explore your deepest emotions, unravel your tangled thoughts, and discover the radiant beauty that lies within.
Three Tips to Transform Your Journal into a Self-Love Symphony
1. Embrace Your Own Flow:
Let your pen dance freely across the pages, unburdening your mind of its worries and anxieties. Don't worry about grammar or structure; let your thoughts flow like a cascading waterfall, unrestrained by the shackles of perfectionism. Remember, your journal is your personal therapist, not your English teacher so just write.. pour it ALL out!
2. Practice Gratitude:
Dedicate or have a 2nd journal with a section journal to express gratitude for the blessings in your life. It could be the warmth of the sun on your skin, the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, or the unwavering support of a loved one. Gratitude is the fertilizer that nourishes the seeds of self-love.
3. Challenge Your Inner Critic:
Identify the negative self-talk that plagues your mind and challenge its validity. Instead of succumbing to its harsh whispers, replace them with affirmations of self-worth and appreciation. Your journal becomes a battleground where you reclaim your power from the inner critic. - The best part for me is always sitting down and spending a good day, evening or night reading it; pouring my heart out to it; that at the end I feel like just passing out..from all the crying and laughing. Imagine your inner critic as a whiny toddler throwing a tantrum in a grocery store. It's annoying, but you're the adult here. Deal with it.
Journaling: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Self-Love
Journaling should not feel like a task; it's a journey of self-discovery, an experience where no eraser is needed - a process that breaks you open on the page... where you can think it all through, see it, tough it, feel it, and then just yank it right out of yourself if that is what you decide to do.. and you have a companion that is helping to teach you the flow of yourself.. Journaling is powerful not only because it keeps a live a whole industry - but also because it TEACHES YOU, about YOU... created, manifactured, thought of, brought to life, by you! You are a master creator and if you can take a moment to think about it... Journaling is a healer. It is one of the first expressions that taught us that we have the capacity to.. the capacity to what? THAT is where journaling will help you grow! You will be able to process your emotions first, your thoughts second and your heart right in the middle of it all so that you HAVE to feel .. and when you remember how to FEEL, your LIFE changes!
You just have to be consistent with it. Put it first. No. Matter. What!
But the point is this.. if you don't crack yourself open whenever you HAVE to -because most people don't do it intentionally.. just KNOW! BELIEVE! that it CAN happen! I am actually living proof of that! I am here to tell you that the SIMPLE act of journaling is here to change you. It is going to change the way you see the world and the way you see yourself, its is going to make you see shadows you didn't know existed... The moment you BELIEVE and actually let it all go and let the Universe worry about it (whether you say it that way or not-) YOU are ACTUALLY FREE! So, let go my Friend, begin your path toward freedom today!
I CANNOT wait to get an email that says to me: "Hey world, look at this amazing person!" in the subject line from someone I knew was doing their best to get to where they needed to get to. I am sure I'll undoubtedly have a good afternoon cry that day!