We’ve spent the last couple of weeks talking about journaling. As we discussed in week 1, journaling is a great way of disclosing emotions rather than stuffing them down, which is known to be harmful to our health. It is also an effective tool for self-reflection and personal growth. Self-reflection is the process of thinking about and evaluating one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is a way of assessing oneself to make changes and improve one's life.
Self-reflection is critical because it allows you to see yourself objectively and to understand your thoughts and feelings better. It helps you identify areas in your life that you want to change. By practicing reflection, you can make positive changes that will lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.
If you’re ready to look at yourself with an objective eye, act on the information you gain from this insight, and do the work necessary to become the person you want to be, then I have another journaling exercise to try.
For this exercise, write down your thoughts, analyze whether your thoughts are negative or positive, and then create a new action you want to choose.
Here’s a chart to help get you started:
Journaling is a fantastic way to improve yourself and your life, and I hope that you’ve found at least one of the exercises I’ve shared over the past couple of weeks to be helpful in getting you started with journaling. If you haven’t already requested a free journal from us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Journal Request and we'll send one to you. Be sure to include your name and the best address to send it to.
Are you looking to discuss your emotions on a deeper level and learn some specific techniques to help you on your personal growth journey? Consider booking a coaching session with me.