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.
C Lestin S.
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.
- How to get yourself to write in your journal on days when you are really in a rut and can’t even get out of bed to write?
- Do you always journal in the same place? Or do you carry it with you?
- What do you tend to write about in your journal, to motivate yourself for tricky times?
- What do you write day to day?
- How to make it a routine task?
- How has this habit helped you?
- I’m stacking multiple journals at the moment – activity’s- 💤 sleep- diet- exercise- not sure 🤔 if that’s over doing it but it seem the phone 📱 does a lot of the “heavy lifting” recording everything?? then I just comb over the top of everything at the end of the day…not sure my strategy is functional??
- Do you write anything about your food habits?
- I typically use my journal inner reflection and CBT, but I don’t always have something related to either to write about every day. What else could I write about to make journaling a daily habit?
- Do you find that going over past journal entries is helpful for you? Or is more of a ‘write it down once and never look back’ kind of process worth exploring?