Writing Your Best Self

Techniques For Diving Deeper In Your Journaling

April 26, 2022 Georgina El Morshdy
Writing Your Best Self
Techniques For Diving Deeper In Your Journaling
Show Notes

One of the reasons I journal is to access and claim the truth of who I am. This type of journaling is deep work - sacred work even...

But I'm fully aware that there are times I don't go deep enough.

Maybe you experience this too? Moments when you step away from your journal too soon - or when you hold back from pulling away a layer because you can't 'allow' yourself to go there.

When we stay in the shallows with our inner inquiries, we limit the wisdom we can uncover.

In turn, we miss out on the full potential that journaling has to offer.

In this episode, we unpack the most common reasons why we get stuck in superficiality.
Then reveal some proven, powerful practices for going deeper than we've ever gone before.

Enjoy!

"We live in an age of decreasing attention spans because of the onslaught and avalanche of information that's put in front of us every day."

Highlights from this episode include: 

  • Unpacking the excuse of lack of time. 
  • Exposing the danger of instant gratification. 
  • Resistance is the wall that's keeping us from our truth.
  • Cultivating the discipline to sit a little longer.
  • Questions as portals to our inner doors. 

"On the other side of resistance, impatience, and lack of time is the opportunity to crack open new insights and the invitation to make new discoveries."  

  • What happens when we shine the light of awareness on resistance.
  • Leveraging monologues as a way to go beyond the shallows. 
  • learning to sit with uncomfortable feelings.
  • Using the breath to sharpen our awareness. 
  • Why depth is an act of rebellion. 
  • And more...

In a world where we breathe instant gratification (thanks to social media!!!), going deeper than you think is possible in your journal is an act of rebellion! 

It's an act that connects you to your best self and your brilliant mind, creative insight, and unique perspective. 

Deep dive journaling is a powerful practice.

But don't take my word for it! Try it for yourself with the help of the insights & prompts in this episode.  

This week's journaling prompt.
What does resistance feel like for you?
Explore its emotion of it, its voice of it, and its physical sensations. 

Also, check out the BestSelf Co. range of journaling tools:
1. Creating Your Live List [$5 investment].
2. Transform Fear to Focus [$5 investment].
3. 52 List Journaling Prompts [a free tool].
4. Journaling options... Self Journal & Scribe.

Find us on social. I'm @GeorginaElMorshdy and we're @bestselfCo.

"I"m staying! I'm going to resist the instant gratification call to step away from the journal and into something more comfortable, and allow myself to go through whatever is there." 

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