In the past I found myself avoiding or numbing because it felt like too much. Now I tend to become curious about it. Sit with it, ask for any lessons I'm to learn and allow it to pass. Sometimes it's quick and other times it's slower. I try to remind myself that every situation is ultimately for my good. It's an opportunity to grow.
In an ideal world I would say working through it whilst keeping a clear head works the best but that doesn’t always apply so I think developing that attitude could be vital. I myself have only recently started meditating with “Fabulous” but it really helps me take a break and take a breath. The reason why I (and presumably many others) don’t get into meditation is because it feels like a waste of time. This is because when I focus on the present task at hand (meditation) you experience the length of time. Especially in times of panic and stress I think this can help you understand that there is time and you can approach the tasks without a voice in your head telling you to rush through it half cocked.
Stop and breath. I caught my self getting anxiety while prepping for Thanksgiving, and it felt so good to catch that moment and decide that that tension didn’t serve me or the situation. Instead I continued on with a peaceful mind and heart.
- During each session, (1) how much do you journal on average (in terms of time)?, and (2) how much do you write on average (quantity of writing)?
- How do you journal everyday?
- What should I write in my journal?
- How long do you usually write in your journal?
- How do you stick to a journaling habit?
- What do you focus on
- What kinds of things do you write in your journal?
- For people who’s jobs require secrecy or confidentiality (military, therapists, lawyers) what are some guidelines to follow when journaling?
- How do you think that journaling help you? What are the benefits?
- What if I can’t think of a good way to talk myself out of a “but…” statement? I sometimes find myself writing a half-hearted reflection 😅