We all tell stories in our heads that cloud the lens which we view the world.
I use journaling as a way to work through mine, to remember they are just stories.
If that is not enough reason to keep a journal - check out this amazing article: Why Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life
A peek into my Travelers Notebook that I use for everyday journaling, it is easy to carry, and I am travelling through life, so it seems fitting. In the spread above I did the following:
I obviously used one of ladys I love to represent me.
I cut her head open to show what is inside my head (that sounds a little gross, but you know what I mean!)
I drew my new mala around her neck to represent that I am working on this and growing. Mala's work well for me because, for one, I meditate, and two, I am an ENFP (more on that in a future post!) and that means I tend to find meaning in everything, so each item used to make up the mala I choose helps me focus on growth. I recently purchased a mala from Tiny Devotions that is working very well for me.
I wrote little notes here and there to help me see how it is distorting the way I view the world.
I used a vintage label maker to type out "Ignore the story, see the soul", that I read in an article in Mantra Magazine.
The spread isn’t finished yet, but the important parts are there, I will probably add a quote and some other old papers for aesthetic reasons, but the journaling for growth is what I wanted to share with you. I encourage everyone to journal, whether it is just with pen paper, or a room of art supplies, for better emotional health, and to help work though issues in your life. The benefits of getting what is in your mind onto paper is amazing. All in all, journaling has been huge part in helping me become who I am today, and will continue to keep me on track with being the person I want to continue to be.