The year is 2022. Whether you’re the sort that makes major resolutions or sets simple but meaningful objectives for the next 365 days, developing healthy habits is a terrific way to kick off the new year. Journaling is one of the simplest methods to stay on track of your wellness, personal issues, relationship or career objectives.
As a writer, let me tell you that journaling allows us to explore, observe and be more connected to our ideas, feelings, and actions. Negative patterns sometimes are difficult to perceive until we learn to observe them. That’s why we urge you to practice journaling. This exercise assists us to identify beneficial and harmful behavioral patterns so that we may cultivate ways of being that enrich our lives and eliminate what no longer serves us.
1. Helps us cultivate a relationship with ourselves
Journaling is similar to talking to a therapist, but instead, we are talking to ourselves. Through the practice of writing, we function as our own therapists. Are we best friends with ourselves, or our biggest enemy? The most essential relationship is the one we have with ourselves. We may nurture better self-talk and increase our confidence and believe in ourselves by learning to journal. We all have anxieties and scars in some ways, which may subconsciously affect how we live our lives. Journaling helps us understand why we act the way we do and what our limiting ideas are. We’ll get there when we go further into personal development work.
2. Helps us manage our distressing emotions
Thoughts and emotions come and go. We may witness these fleeting thoughts and feelings and know that they will pass through writing. Journaling can assist us in cultivating inner peace and patience. Instead of venting our frustrations via destructive activity, we might learn to journal and be still. It’s a type of meditation as well as a type of treatment.
3. Helps us find inspiration
In his diaries, Leonardo da Vinci drew several astonishing innovation ideas. You, too, may utilise your journaling time to brainstorm or let your imagination run wild, like he did. The ideas that come to you when you’re writing or sketching may surprise you.
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