WHY JOURNAL & HOW TO USE
Journalling can increase awareness of how a seemingly ‘constant’ negative experiences of life, aren’t actually that constant. In time, with consistency, you will become more aware of the many faces of your waking experience - helping you associate less with just the negative perception and idea of the world. Free-form journalling will show you that there is more to your experience daily then you might be aware, it can show you that the same thing you call ‘anxiety’ is actually many things coming together at once and takes many different forms. Becoming more aware of the things that drive your anxiety or other emotional tension, is the first step required in finding ways to manage those feelings.
BENEFITS OF JOURNALLING
REDUCE PENSIVE RUMINATION - help manage difficult rumination of thoughts by diffusing via journalling.
BRING FEELING TO FORM - Transform the experience of a consuming unidentifiable feeling to something tangible.
MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS - systematically make more informed decisions, as you be- come more aware.
FREE FORM JOURNALLING TECHNIQUE
AVOID LEDGER STYLE - Avoid making a ledger/agenda account of what transpired throughout the day
WRITE HOW YOU FEEL - Write whatever is on your mind, dont think about what you should write, just write.
TIP | VERBAL DIARRHEA - Think ‘Verbal Diarrhea’, say the things you didn’t say that day, moments where you felt without a voice, or moments you feel some emotional charge around.