How Journaling Can Be used For Inner Healing

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Journaling is among the most effective mindfulness activities. Unlike other disciplines like meditation, which are difficult to perfect, journaling is easy enough for everyone to select and practice. Although simple, it holds all the healing properties of other mindfulness activities. Whether you are suffering from a mental or emotional strain or looking for a way to organize your lifestyle, writing can serve as a healer for your practical and spiritual life.

Just like your outer body needs cleansing from time to time, your inner body too demands a spa. Oftentimes, we go through our day without questioning what’s happening inside the inner world and how it affects our outside world? Remember, every thought provokes an emotion that later decides how you act. Your thought shapes your reality and decides your actions. You must be mindful of your thoughts and reflect upon them.

Journaling is a way to express and release your ideas and emotions. Journaling, like talking to someone about feelings, experiences, and emotions, may assist you in releasing these ideas and emotionally processing what you’ve been dealing with.

We have up to 6,000 per day. It’s literally impossible to reflect upon each one or decide whether a certain thought is good or bad for you. Journaling is thus a great approach way to slow down your racing thoughts and keep track of your intentions, problems, fears, and concerns.

This effectively relieves the brain from the burden of storing all of these memories, allowing for a release, which may be critical to healing and feeling better. All the negative energy holding your inner true self hostage will be forced out of your system, allowing you to be free and making you open and honest with your inner self.

Writing stimulates your left brain, which is your intellectual and analytical side. While your left brain is analytical, your right brain is creative, emotional, and intuitive. So, when your left brain is preoccupied with writing, your right brain may use its emotional and intuitive side to communicate your feelings. This may be highly beneficial in accessing both brain regions to clarify your ideas and emotions and get to know yourself better. What might be holding you back from success? Are there any certain thought patterns that you might have been repeating? Journaling can help you find answers to these questions.

Journal Prompts to Help You on Self-Healing Journey

  • Write about Yourself. In 50 words, describe who you are. Remember, you’re not writing this for a CV or impressing someone. Be honest. Don’t pay much attention to grammar or your style. After all, it’s your secret diary.
  • Where do you see yourself in the future? What do you want to be? – Write about your life’s interests, objectives, and goals.
  • Write about it if you’re ready to let go of any challenge or experience.
  • What emotions, ideas, or energies have you been hanging onto due to this challenge or experience?
  • Think about the lesson learned from this challenge or experience and write about it
  • How can hanging on to ideas, emotions, or energy affect your everyday life?
  • What are the things in life for which you are grateful? – This will bring back memories of helping individuals and great situations.
  • What do you yearn for? – You might yearn for more even if your life is excellent.
  • When did you last feel calm, tranquil, and connected to your inner self? – This will show your actual self, which you may be unaware of.
  • Make three affirmations that promote happy sentiments. Repeat them as frequently as you can in the morning.
  • Do you have someone you need to forgive? If you answered yes, practice writing a letter to them stating how you feel and that you are ready to let go of the negative feelings.
  • Is there anything you owe yourself forgiveness for? If so, Write a comprehensive and personal letter for yourself.

When done daily, journaling can produce the finest outcomes. Set out a period that is completely free of interruptions. Start slowly, with 5 minutes every day, and gradually increase as needed.

When your emotions are out of control, grab your pen and journal and start writing.

  • I started journalling out of curiosity, and to be honest, I just wanted to play with my fountain pens, a new hobby at the time. But as time passed, I realised that it’s a great way to learn to listen to ourselves, and as an added bonus, we could go back and reread posts from years back to see if we’ve grown—or need to.

    These are great prompts to help beginners get started, and your tip about taking only five minutes a day is a solid way to get them into the habit. Thanks for this post!

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