When I was young I had a diary. Each entry always started with “Dear Diary…”
You know it wasn’t until recently this memory from my childhood resurfaced and as I thought more about it I realised the power that diary had.
As an adult I journal, not every day, sometimes not for weeks. But when I’m out of sorts, lost, losing touch with myself and my path the first thing I do is grab out my journal.
By the time I’m finished writing I’m clearer and lighter.
It’s the first tool I recommend to all my coaching clients.
The power of a diary or journal is to allow us space.
Space from our thoughts.
A safe space that no other person needs to be privy to.
Space in our minds and hearts created by getting the words that are circling around causing anxiety to be released.
Truly so powerful. And so when I think back to when I was 8 when I was gifted my first diary (with a key and all!) and the ritual I had of writing in it and those that followed over my teen years and beyond, I am grateful.
Grateful I had that space, that tool to fall on, without even knowing I was being guided back to me.
Trusting myself to sort out my own thoughts and feelings. The power of that, right?
We are our own best support system.
We must trust that, and allow the space for our own intuition and guidance to be heard.