When emotions are strong and noisy, it can be difficult to hear what thoughts really drive them. Journaling helps clear strong emotions to dig up the story we are telling ourselves, especially using prompts.And, very often, the thoughts that cause us anxiety, stress, depression and make ourselves very difficult are confused in our subconscious mind, just below the surface. .. When they are there, there is not much we can do with them. To see them, ask questions, challenge them, or change them, you need to surface them.
- Some people love and hate journaling at different points in their life, it can help you figure yourself out.
- These prompts will help you even if you loathe writing and can’t bring yourself to do it.
- A self inquiry can be challenging, but it gets a lot better the more you work at it and it’s worth it.
“But you don’t necessarily have to write down the answers. Just like to get healthier, you don’t have to go to the gym three times per week. Sure, it can help get you in shape faster, but you can also park farther away, take the stairs more often, or do a few squats waiting for the microwave to beep.”