HelpingOthersHelpThemselves

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…

View original post 383 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: