You may be a journal type person already, or maybe it’s not your thing. It is said journaling not only helps goals come to reality but also mentally therapeutic, at this time I’m finding it helpful in my self care, keeping me sane! Ha.
Simply putting words on a page will probably not get you all the benefits of journaling, but effective journaling can result in many positive outcomes and improvements to your quality of life.
The uncertainty and daily changes to our normalcy has really made me think, “how long is this going to be, is this the NEW normal?” I am now a full time work from home employee, and full time homeschool teacher to a 7th grader, 4th grader, and 1st grader, and small business owner. Although our schedule was hectic with an always on the go schedule, this new routine is definitely put me in a frenzy.
I am not going to lie, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING! We are figuring it out as we go. Trying to figure out my schedule, making sure I get work done, and making sure the kids are doing school work and getting the help they need. Then add figuring out how to help my clients in a time of uncertainty for their businesses. It definitely started off as a panic, but through journaling and creativity, we are doing it!
I have been journaling my day at the end of each day. Recapping the day, letting it all out, allowing myself to let it all out on the page. It’s helping me. At the end of my journal entry I feel a sense of release, I am giving myself grace, and I am allowing myself room for improvement each day.
We often times feel like we need to have it all together to be productive and succeed. This is a time of trial and error, a time to let our creativity shine through to get us on a new routine and rise!
“May the Hope in your heart, rip the darkness apart”