If you have ever tried putting your thoughts down on paper, you know how liberating it can be. Journaling can help you heal your voice, set it free, and live passionately in the world. When you’re going through tough times, it becomes hard to find a sympathetic ear because some of the events of your life are very personal and others may find these things trivial. Journaling can help you have that conversation with yourself because you just cannot write without thinking out a thought in your own mind. This is how journaling can be your personal way of healing and venting out negative thoughts from your mind.
You can use journaling to help heal your voice, set it free, and live passionately in the world. We tend to get in the way of our own healing, even in the privacy of our pages. It’s a matter of awareness and overcoming fear.
Here are three powerful tips on how to use journaling for self-healing:
1. Connect With Your Body
Before you begin to write, it’s a good practice to first connect with your body. Being aware of your body helps you shift to the creative part of the brain where the potential for healing lies. When you clear your mind and focus on physical sensations, you get into a more aware and meditative state which helps you connect to your intuition, inner wisdom, and healer. As you start writing in this state of awareness your writing moves the energy through you more harmoniously. The traumatic incidences in your life, which you have shut yourself out of, are imprisoned in the fascia and not available to the conscious mind. A combination of myofascial release and therapeutic journaling can help you have a deeper conversation with yourself.
As you start writing in this state of awareness your writing moves the energy through you more harmoniously. The traumatic incidences in your life, which you have shut yourself out of, are imprisoned in the fascia and not available to the conscious mind. A combination of myofascial release and therapeutic journaling can help you have a deeper conversation with yourself.
2. Don’t Censor Yourself
Most people are so cautious about sharing their deepest secrets that they tend to hold themselves back even when writing their personal journal. When you start journaling, things like fear, doubt, and shame quickly get in the way of writing the things you most need to write. When you censor your true self from coming out in your journal, you are instantly blocking the flow and your writing becomes tight and cramped.
When you’re writing, it’s crucial that you let it all go and write like you’re documenting the most important event in history. Don’t leave out any details or hold back from writing something your thing is wrong. If you’re worried about someone reading your journal, you could always burn it later. But when you’re in the act of writing, letting the energy to flow from inside you to the page is what matters. Connecting with your voice and setting it free means you honor it, every word of it, without judgment or prejudice.
3. There Are No Rules
One of the biggest reason why most people stay away from writing is that they think they are not good enough. It’s very important that you know that there are no benchmarks or standards to live up to. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar, or even finishing sentences. Just let the words flow and don’t stop writing until the timer goes off.
Just like you hear the narrator in a movie or theatrical play giving out all the little details which are otherwise invisible to the actors playing their parts, journaling allows you to be the actor and the narrator at the same time. So write freely and do your best to express yourself without worrying about the rules of the language. The story is yours and so in the language. When you take the rules away and write, the stream of consciousness that flows through is what helps you heal from within.