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Journalling and Success

Stop overthinking and do this!

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Journalling is a great way to empty negative thoughts when overthinking—for example, taking out the trash to make room for more junk. Why not learn to produce less waste and have a smaller carbon footprint by practicing minimalism with waste consumption. 


The same goes for negative thoughts and overthinking; overthinking leads to an overwhelming feeling of anxious energy, which is a low frequency. Writing is an effective way to combat overthinking. The more you write, the less overthinking you will do. A daily journal comes in to combat daily negative thoughts of overthinking. Your daily journal consists of anything you can do with a writing tool like a pen or pencil and a notebook. 


We will concentrate on daily journaling as a form of creative writing.


Start with the date and a journal entry with a minimum of one sentence and no maximum length. You can buy a pre-made journal or make one yourself, but give yourself at least 180 pages per journal. Find out if you prefer a pen or pencil as your writing tool and begin. You don't have to write in your journal every day, but the ideal end goal is to document your emotions, experiences, and observations daily. Have your feelings be in control when you are journaling. It's like you are trauma dumping or love bombing, but without a victim, trauma dumping is the act of offloading your trauma to someone without permission or triggering them. Love bombing gives an overwhelming and uncomfortable amount of affection to an individual through manipulation and is seen as abusive behavior. These acts can leave people with auto-immune diseases or mental health problems drained for days or weeks. A daily journal is safer for intensive personal emotions like trauma or affection. 


When journaling, it's crucial to be in a physically safer space where you are disrupted or interrupted, as this will disconnect your journal entry. A great way to start journaling is to do the one-minute journal exercise: write as much or as little as you want in one minute. Journal prompts are also the right place to start, and these prompts are questions or phases to help inspire you to write your journal entry.


There are also no rules to the writing in the journal, as this form of creative writing is full of emotions, and grammar and punctuation are entirely at the mercy of the feelings. Journaling is usually written in the first person. This creative wringing style can beautifully show a person's development in a very vulnerable and intimate way. A journal is a recording of how you feel that day at that exact moment. For example, your goal is that you want to change to a neutral reaction to triggers you encounter. A daily journal lets you watch the goal progress, succeed, or fail. With that curial information, you can either continue with success or make the necessary changes to attempt success again! Daily journaling makes sure you have documentation of your progress towards your success.


Here are some journal prompts for inspiration:


1. What makes you smile from the inside?

2. What makes you feel rested?

3. What makes you feel powerful?