Clarity

How to get started with journalling

Most of the people around the world who have a calming presence, who seem to be able to tackle the big stuff without faltering, journal.

Your coach, counselor, friend or therapist may have told you to start journaling.

You see social media articles telling you to journal.

But, you say, how? How do I journal? What do I write?

First of all, let me share with you what I believe journalling is.

Journalling is a process that allows us to get our thoughts on paper, to express the thoughts inside our logical brains which then makes way for feelings to be expressed from our emotional brain. And then, the magical part, our higher wisdom, intuition or higher powers can flow throw onto the paper.

It is a way to receive guidance from ourselves, to ourselves, for ourselves.

So how do you get started as a virgin in journalling? Here’s some ideas to try out

1- Have a glass of water to sip on as you go, for some reason this allows more flow

2 – Start with as little as 5-10 minutes. No phone. Pen and paper and just write.

3 – To prompt the beginning of this, start with a sentences such as

  • Lately, I’ve been thinking alot about…
  • Last night I dreamt that…
  • Parenting is feeling really…
  • I’m worried about…
  • I’ve been fantasising alot about…
  • During sex I feel like…
  • I feel the most happy when…
  • This relationship….
  • My family…
  • I’m unsure what to do about…
  • I wish I…

4- Make this a private journal, so that you are not judging what you write. This is between you and your journal. This way you can just flow your truth.

Remember, journaling is not forgiveness letters, or fuck you letters or any specific intentional outcomes. Journalling is a freeflow from your brains, to the paper. To allow space for higher thoughts to flow. Higher ideas to birth.

There is no specific reason when you journal like this.

When the time is right, and with the support you need, you can begin to dive deeper into the inner work. There are other articles around this.

*Should you want support or guidance along the way, email or direct message me to discuss coaching packages.*

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