How To Journal Better Than Bridgette Jones

8 Tips on How to Express Yourself in a Journal

Karen Humphries
Dear Beloved Me

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Bridgette Jones thought she did it, journalled that is, when she wrote in her Dear Diary. All she was really doing was invalidating herself with a list of her daily failures. Whilst those movies were hilariously funny, I was always panged with sadness as I watched her wallow in her emotional stuff.

There is so much positive power to be gained from the art of journaling.

When we utilise our journal properly, we are purging the crap literally out of our subconscious and onto paper. This purging allows us to consciously connect to the emotions of the challenge we are currently facing.

Once the krud emotions are out in the open we can then examine them and the patterns we run associated with it. This exploration can be a revelation into your subsequent reactive behaviours and provide you with clues to make changes and heal from previous painful experiences.

The hidden benefit of journaling is this, it is like going to an appointment with your talking therapist. You get to bring up all the stuff at your pace. You get to tell the story on those pages without judgement. Best of all you aren’t burdening any of your friends and family with your crap. You are in control.

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Karen Humphries
Dear Beloved Me

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