Journaling... My most cherished and longest -standing morning practice. My journals capture my lowest of lows, my highest of highs, and everything in between. I write about my experiences, how I'm feeling, my thoughts and ideas, and so much more. Pretty much everything goes in these.
Journaling helps me get stuff out of my head so it doesn't get stuck there. It helps me see more objectively. And it's an important part of processing, understanding and releasing emotions. This practice helps me with introspection, self-inquiry / self-reflection, and self-discovery.
When I look back to old journals, I can see repeating patterns and themes, as well as observe my growth over time. And when I'm feeling really stuck in an area of my life, journaling helps me explore and ultimately get unstuck.
My journals are a very valuable tool for all areas of my life. They are a safe, sacred space for me.
Do you journal? How has this practice helped you? Or how might it help you in your life?
Reach out of you need some ideas about getting started with a journaling practice of your own.