PERSONAL THERAPHY: JOURNALING

We have so much of our thoughts running through our minds and it is sometimes so overwhelming that we just want to give up. There is just so much to do and we feel like 24 hours a day is not enough. Or sometimes we feel like there is nothing for us to do, and we feel useless. These moods swings are so hard to control but are valid at the same time. It is okay that you feel like this, it is wrong only if you don’t feel tired.

At times, we just need someone to listen to us when we are confused. Sometimes, we find them and just saying our thoughts aloud helps us so much. Sometimes, people around us are busy, or we don’t want someone to judge us based on our thoughts. This is where journaling comes into play. Journaling, and diary entry are something where we record our daily activity but also what goes on in our mind.

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Journaling is a type of safe space where there is no one to question or judge us for what we think and there is no fear of someone spilling your secrets. You can personify your journal as a person and write down what you want to say to them. There is also no rule that you need to record your day daily at night, it all depends on you.

You can write down what you want to do the next day and how you want to do them. The very act of writing down your tasks for the next day or next week or next year, will de-burden you of thinking of the work again and again, because you have already figured out how and when you are going to do it. If you are feeling angry, instead of lashing out on the person, people ask us to take deep breaths.

The effect would be same if you keep quiet and write down your point of view. Even are you are writing them down, you would realize whether you are right or wrong. If you are right, you would find ways to explain it to the other person, if you are wrong, you would think of apologizing. Either way, the fight wouldn’t build up and there wouldn’t be any hard feeling between you and the other person.

Journaling can also be used to record your daily activity like mentioned before. By doing this, you can revisit your decisions of the day and how you can rectify them the following day. Journaling is not for everyone, it is something that we need to set aside a given amount of time that we are willing to spend on ourselves and the chance we give to ourselves to be a better person.

There are many a times when we would have started to write diary, but we would have given up. Now, try starting it again and see if you can challenge yourself to write it whenever you feel good or bad. It will definitely change your life and your perspective of life.