Counseling, Coaching, Psychology, Therapy

Experiments with Mindfulness: Journaling

on August 30, 2014

The Mindful Activist

I have a confession to make: I hate journaling.

Journaling is seen by many as one of the best things you can do to learn and grow as a person. Whether you do morning pages, diligently write down all that happened to you that day or use it as a tool to reflect on your thoughts or behaviour, journaling is considered to be a key to development, happiness and creativity.

When my CBT Therapist gave me the task of keeping a journal for that week to track my triggers, reactions and behaviour, I admittedly didn’t do my homework. I simply cannot let go of my ego constantly criticising what I am writing as I am writing it and fearing that someone might stumble upon my writings and discover my innermost thoughts, secrets and demons. The trouble with this, however, is that I carry those innermost thoughts, secrets and demons…

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