Can I ask you a question?
Do you love journaling? Or hate it with a passion?
Or maybe- frustratingly find yourself somewhere in between?
When you journal, does it support and encourage you to grow? Be an occasionally challenging, but enjoyable part of your day?
Or does it make you feel worse off than if you hadn’t started at all?
Perhaps it’s neither, and we just feel like it’s something we should do- just because it’s supposed to make us feel better… But we’re pretty indifferent to the whole experience- could be described as a huge meh.
What are your thoughts toward journaling as a self-care practice?Why do you feel this way about it?
I ask, because until last year, I had a really toxic, on-off relationship with journaling. I’d go as far as saying I hated it. Until I figured out how to use it in a way that supported, and nourished me through the changes in myself and my every day, my pages were seeped in negativity- wild, unruly thoughts with no direction, no purpose, and ended up being more fuel for the fire that had me turning to journaling for help in the first place…
And I’m curious, as to whether anyone else shares- or shared, this turbulent time with their journals? Did you work it out? What helped you in creating a supportive self-care practice into your life?
Or do we still feel like journaling is way more effort than reward? If so, how have you come to think of it in this way?
If you were able to create a supportive, nourishing practice, would it be something you’d try again?
Eager to hear your responses!
Pop them in the comments below, or if you’d rather not be so public-
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