Before now, one of the things I hold onto harder than a purse would be my vulnerability. Losing your vulnerability is like having your clothes stripped off your body and you are left out there naked in the cold. Scary, isn’t it? I bet you have been there too.
We all know the experience of vulnerability, even if we don’t call it by that name. It’s that feeling you get when you’re about to tell someone “I love you” for the first time, try out a new skill, or ask for forgiveness. When the risk of getting rejected, laughed at, or criticized is real.
Vulnerability is a “beautiful mess” because it comes with big risks as well as big rewards and this has to be done in a safe space and at the right time too. It actually opens you up to letting go and feeling all that you should feel, release mental blockades, be more precise about your thoughts and journalling helps make that easier
If journaling is new to you, starting small is the best way to go. Even one journaling session per week can help to build the habit of journaling and have a positive impact on your life.
Perhaps, you are pondering on what you should scribble or write about. Write about what you are grateful, the emotions explored and your daily learning or even weekly.
For example, sit down on Sunday evenings, think about what went well and what went wrong in the past week.
What successes did you celebrate and what do you want to improve the next week?
How you made someone feel or how they made you feel?
Journalling is best done either in the mornings or evenings when you can either process your thoughts with ease or reflect on them.
What do you stand to gain out of these? It can help you clarify your thoughts, feelings, improve your problem-solving skills and healing from unpleasant experiences.
Will you hop on the journalling train today?