Journaling is a practical and simple tool available to everyone. Journaling requires minimal resources, just a pad, a pen and some free time. Journaling is effective in healing because it helps clear the mind, allows for self-expression, promotes conscious awareness of thoughts and feelings and enhances creativity. Journaling allows you to understand your thoughts and express your feelings without judgment. Journaling also enhances your intuition because as you tap into your subconscious, important nuggets of information emerge, helping you move in positive directions.
If you are not sure how to start, ask yourself some simple questions:
- Who am I? If you can’t answer that question, then start by asking yourself who am I not?
- What do I desire?
- How am I different?
To further tap the creative juices, write about the following topics:
1. My outcome
Think about your day, month or the year ahead and write about your desired outcome. What is most important? What would be the most ideal outcome?
2. Defining Moments
List your five top defining moments. Then, describe the moments in detail. What events happened? Why do you consider them defining moments?
3. My Eulogy
Although it sounds like a morbid exercise, it can be an enlightening experience. If you were to die today, what would people say about you? And, what do you wish they could say about you?
Journaling is one of the most effective tools for understanding your thoughts, emotions and unconscious desires. So, put that pen to paper!