Healing through Journaling
Updated: Apr 30
Journaling is one of the first things I ask my clients to practice regularly. For many of my clients, it's part of our sessions where we discuss their journal entries. So I wanted to reevaluate and talk about just journaling.
Start journaling regularly.
Journaling is something that I enjoy. As I've said earlier, I encourage my clients to do journaling as a way of taking all the feelings that they have on the inside. All the thoughts on the inside, allow yourself to face those feelings and thoughts in reality. Let me elaborate. I know many people, myself included, who have a hard time with self-esteem, and it's hard to see yourself from any positive perspective. Mainly it's because you've been listening to your head talk (gremlin). It can be challenging to overcome negative thoughts. If you do not take the time to face them and source where they come from, you will never overcome them. Facing them diminishes their power! I have struggled for years thinking negative thoughts about myself. The only way I overcame it was by listening to my coach and starting regularly journaling.
I teach my clients the basics when it comes to journaling. They start every journal session begins with the top corner of me putting the date. I teach them to write down whatever thoughts came to mind for roughly 10 to 15 minutes. After that, I encouraged them to take a few moments and read what they wrote. Then take what was written into prayer. Pray about the current perspective and ask God to help them gain God’s perspective. God has a better vision and a better viewpoint. You become robust; have a long-lasting positive change.
God has a better vision and a better viewpoint.
Could you do this every day? Yes. Every day, journaling is a process that becomes more effective the more you do it. Remember, you are building a firm foundation that is strong enough. Jesus talked about building on a firm foundation, not on sand, because it's just going to get loose, and it's going to break apart. Journaling helps you build a strong foundation and also helps remind you that there is a God bigger and that can help you conquer all of those issues you wrote down. So do it every day.
If journaling is something that you need help with, or you're struggling with, or maybe you need a little bit of encouragement to get started, contact me; I would love to help you.
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For now, be blessed and be a blessing.