Updated: Feb 16
Journaling is one thing that I have started then stopped, started then stopped again for most of my life. There have been many an instance when I have successfully jotted down my thoughts and reflections on my day continually for months and have marveled at my story when I have sat down to re-read it. Then just like that, I've allowed life to take over and I stop again.
But now I'm in my 30's journaling has taken on a newfound meaning for me and is now viewed as a way of me spending necessary time with myself. To get into my own head and reflect upon all that has been taking place within my week, month and year.
We are often told that we are the author of our life and we hold the pen and journaling day to day is a manifestation of this. With you being the author of your story, taking the time; even something as little as 10-15 minutes a day just to note where you are and what you have done is a major form of self care.
When we approach a new year, most of us tend to draw up an endless list of resolutions and goals that we are determined to manifest. But then, a few days in we are unable to stay on top of of endless to do list and quit it all.
The beauty of journaling is that instead of doing that, you can take a moment to re-read your story and see what the highlights were of your year, what parts you would rather leave behind and it will allow you to decide what you want to do differently in the year ahead.
Journaling is also the perfect way for you to just get some necessary alone time. With the hustle and bustle of life, it is increasingly difficult to just find some time to be alone. By taking on this new hobby, it will be a perfect way to begin implementing self care into your weekly routine.
By Sasha Shantel @Women_Who_Slay_