Most people do not trust anything or anyone in today's society. I feel like instead of distracting ourselves from our thoughts with media, music, sex, drugs, and partying we can be healing and working towards breaking generational curses. Through journaling, you can release all of your pent up thoughts, feelings, and emotions to the paper without precaution, lies, or programs. Of course, the traditional way is finding a psychologist and talking it out. But some may not have health care, may not be covered in their policy, or you're just not a talker because you've been conditioned to not tell your business. Therapy is always fine and dandy, but if you're like me you will not go to therapy if you: do not like the person you're talking to (switch or find someone different on your insurance website), you feel you’re not getting anything from it (tell them what you want, guide your session and be compromising to what they need to do too), or you have a distrust for the medical and pharmaceutical profession. Just like everything else in life, there are positives and negatives to journaling. Check out the chart below!
Reduces stress and emotions.
Don’t have to talk.
No time frame.
If you have nosy people in your life it is accessible and leaves you exposed.
If you solve problems better by talking them out you don't get the release you wish.
You have to feel what you’re writing or else it is not therapeutic.
Personally, I feel as if you should have two journals. One for high vibrations, and another for low vibrations- basically good and bad notebooks to keep the energies separate. In the high vibration notebook, you should write your goals, dreams, gratitude prompts, and whatever makes you happy. In the low vibration notebook, you should write about your trauma, triggers, feelings, and thoughts that have been suppressed and just flow from the subconscious when you start writing, confessions that have been eating you alive, and etc. When you should journal honestly depends on you, but I feel the more things you have to release the more active you should be in your journals daily. There is no one set way to journal, and I feel as if all of them are effective.
Ways to journal
Bullet - just writing down things in a list format.
Freestyle - just writing down whatever comes to your mind.
Prompts - google writing prompts and write about that, or write a topic at the top of the page and journal about it.
Questions - whatever question you want to ask yourself or someone else you write it at the top of the paper and answer it without a second or thought.
Symbolism - if you keep seeing something like a number, animal. or sign you can look up: what it means, how it makes you feel, and what you think that it could be trying to teach you.
*If you're feeling bold, take it a step further if you’re comfortable by using your written thoughts for candle work, firework, manifestation, or sigil creation.*