I once had a lot of cluttered thoughts and unresolved emotions in my mind. Overthinking was my best-friend and nothing ever seemed clear and simple. This affected the way I felt and influenced the poor decisions and actions of my everyday life. At the start of my journey back in 2015, I read Micheal A. Singer’s, The Untethered Soul — it opened me up to a brand new perspective on getting in touch with my inner self and transforming my mind from a raging sea to a peaceful lake. One of the many strategies I use to do this is journaling. Writing a journal does a lot more than just quiet my mind, it completely changes the way I think, feel, and act!
Most people who write a journal, do so everyday, however, I don’t; I only write when I need to. Despite, here’s how it helps me to clear my mind and stay emotionally balanced:
- It’s provides a therapeutic release — Writing on my journal helps to process unresolved emotions when something is bothering me or when I simply need to clear my mind. It’s allows me to dig deep within myself and retrieve raw feelings without hesitation. I use my journal as an outlet for my emotions instead of leaving them bottled up inside. This keeps me emotionally balanced and leaves me with a clear mind to focus on more productive thoughts.
- It’s an excellent problem solver — Journaling often provide solutions to my problems. After I go on a two page rant, I usually find feasible solutions to overcome whatever issue I’m facing at the time. Just last week an issue came up that’s was seriously eating at me. I took some time to sit and write about it — 15 minutes and two pages later, viola! — a solution was sent from the heavens above and I immediately felt better.
- It clarifies my life goals — Journaling helps with clarifying my thoughts and putting things into perspective. As such, my mind is more organised and focused, leaving room to make better decisions. I even write down detail goals (long-term and short term) which provides a clear mental and physical vision of what I want and helps me to achieve them more efficiently.
- It provides a sense of fulfilment and motivation –– I often write about memorable, life-changing experiences and do yearly reviews at the end of December. Reading back through such entries allows me to reflect on where I used to be and how far I’ve come. This gives me a true sense of fulfilment and accomplishment, and motivates me to continue doing more for myself.
Journaling is definitely instrumental in the way I think, feel, and act everyday. I definitely recommend it!
Do you journal? What do you do to clear your mind and stay balanced?
Photo: Writing on my journal while on vacation.
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Keep Smiling — Love, Candace