Journal writing can be helpful for anyone, but as a sensitive introvert, it has been a profound and beneficial practice for my personal and spiritual growth. My journal is a safe space and a sacred companion. It's my personalized form of meditation and a valuable centering practice. When I get everything out of my head and onto paper, I see situations and challenges more objectively, identify patterns, and catalyze real change in my life.
I use my journal to help me see more objectively as I face challenges in my relationships and life experiences. When I'm feeling confused or uncertain, my journal helps me explore the possibilities, understand what I really want (and what I don't want), and then choose the best answer for me. I become aware of how feelings of doubt, fear, lack, worry, guilt and shame hold me back so I can release and heal these and open to new beginnings.
Writing in a journal has played a pivotal role in helping me heal my emotional wounds. When I feel a surge of emotion in response to something that happens to or around me, I write it all out. Getting the raw emotion out onto paper first helps me understand what I'm feeling and what triggered my emotions. Then I can more objectively search for the lesson and the next course of action. I also use my journal to cultivate positive emotions like compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, awe, and joy.
Over time, through a consistent journaling practice, I see how the lessons of my life have been unfolding over time. I see how my behavior patterns, responses and choices are grounded in old hurts and are still impacting me today. With this awareness, I can release the grip of old emotional wounds. Journaling is a helpful tool for tracking progress toward personal and spiritual goals.
In my journal, I feel more connected to myself and find rejuvenation and healing for my heart and soul. Journal writing has helped me more clearly hear the whispers of my heart calling me toward my passions, desires, and dreams.
I offer journal coaching to help introverts and sensitive souls:
30-day Journal Coaching
This digital coaching program is ideal for introverts and sensitive souls. I'll help you identify how journal writing will support your specific personal and spiritual growth goals and then integrate a consistent journaling practice into your schedule.
I'll send you self-reflection questions, worksheets, and journaling prompts that are customized to your needs and in support of your personal/spiritual goals. As you reflect on and journal about the topics, I'll invite you to share your observations, insights, lessons, or when helpful, you may share complete journal entries. I’ll respond with my observations, insights, and additional questions to help you inquire more deeply.
You'll be supported with digital coaching, or coaching that occurs via email or a confidential web-based tool, to help you determine what actions you need to take as a result of your new insights and awareness.
This individualized journaling program may help you:
We'll wrap up by reviewing what you've learned, the changes you have already incorporated, additional changes you want to make and your action plan for making those changes.
In this podcast, I share my passion for journal writing and a few tips.
Curious about why you might start a journal writing practice? In less than 10 minutes, I share a few examples of how I've used my journal, and three benefits I've experienced as a result.
When is the best time to journal and how do I make space for it in my schedule?
How do I journal? What are the rules?