Hello, thank you so much for joining me today in this impromptu post!! I just felt like I needed to write!
Have you ever had one of those moments, where you’re fed up, you’re not feeling well and all the little things like noises outside become really irritating?! The zen me, says let it go, there’s nothing you can do and you’re not making yourself feel better by being grumpy! However that is easier said than done especially when hormones come into play. I think it’s important to take the time to acknowledge how you are really feeling and redirect your attention onto something else, in this case a blog post! Even if you have to get your anger out first!
Okay let’s get on with it, my rant is over! #getthingsoffyourchest!
Today I want to talk about gratitude and journaling! In modern day life we often get swept away with planning for the future and reminiscing over the past but it is important that to take the time to stop and reflect on what we have right now!
Quick exercise for you:
Take a few deep breaths and think about what you have to be grateful for right now! It doesn’t have to be big! Is it your friends, family, health, job, the sunshine, a hobby etc? After you have done that try and think of 2 more things, then write your all 3 things down preferably in your journal.
Importance of dealing with emotions:
Journaling helps you to be positive not only in the moment but, also later on down the line, when you pick up your journal for inspiration and you will remember all of the things you have to be grateful for. Remember positive thoughts lead to positive realities!
You don’t have to be perfect with being grateful or journaling, just practice it as often as you can! You will have moments where you don’t want to journal, where you’re too tired, too stressed, too angry, too grumpy or too frustrated and that is okay! Emotions are normal parts of human behaviour! We need to acknowledge our feelings otherwise they will take over and we will begin to dwell on them. Thoughts turn into why am I grumpy? I’m always grumpy, I’m no good, I can never do journaling and I can’t be grateful because I’m grumpy etc! This is not good for anyone especially not for you!
You need to accept okay I’m feeling grumpy and check in with why you might be feeling that way but be careful not to overanalyse! Over thinking is something I do a lot! I like to think things through properly, but why is my favourite question! Sometimes though it’s not about why but rather what can I do about it? How can I look after myself? Don’t rely on anyone else to stop you from feeling grumpy as it won’t work! Yes it is important to talk and people can cheer you up but you need the recognise the importance of being your own best friend! As you are always stuck with you, there is no one else so make sure you are friends! Take time to connect with yourself, check out my time for tea post if you are struggling with ideas for what to do!
Ideas of what to put into your journal:
I try to journal things like positive quotes that make me smile, affirmations, goals, song lyrics, gratitude lists and success lists.
You can even use your journal as a tool for using the law of attraction to your advantage but more on this in a separate post!
Your journal is personal to you and can be used for anything you want! It doesn’t have to be all writing, you could stick in photographs, drawings and cut outs in there too. Make it yours and reach for it whenever you need to. I find it to be a great stress buster! It clears your thoughts and enables you to think properly. Once you have gotten something down on paper there is no need for you to carry it around with you as well, as you can always turn to that particular page to remember whatever it was that you were trying to remember!
What about you do you journal?
What do you write about if you do?
Please share any tips or tricks you have with us!
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