Writing Your Best Self

5 Questions To Stay Centred Through Pressure

October 04, 2022 Georgina El Morshdy
Writing Your Best Self
5 Questions To Stay Centred Through Pressure
Show Notes

"Having tools to lean on and support yourself when things get tough can be reassuring and empowering  because you feel as though you’re doing something proactive."

Life is an up-and-down spiral. As a result, we get to experience the full spectrum of human emotions, which is both beautiful and challenging.

But as we walk through life, we get to discover more about who we are because of the way we dance through the highs and hold ourselves through the lows. 

The lows can be challenging and complex because they can evoke feelings of overwhelm, uncertainty, chaos, stress, anxiety, and even burnout. 

So how can we stay grounded and clarify our thoughts during these times? 

Let's find some answers in this episode... 

In this week's episode, we explore: 

  • The power of supporting ourselves through pressure. 
  • The fear of losing the ground beneath our feet. 
  • What does it mean to stay grounded?
  • Why overwhelming emotions stifle our decision-making skills. 
  •  Using stream-of-consciousness journaling to articulate the turmoil within. 

"When we blurt out our thoughts in our journal, we empower ourselves to  unpack them and process them."

  • Using our journal to tackle worst-case scenarios and put worries to bed. 
  • Tackling disassociation through journaling. 
  • Finding our center through our five senses. 
  • The power of specificity in your journal. 
  • Exploring the art of noticing. 
  • And more... 

When you feel pressure, I want to suggest there’s always a solution. There’s always a way forward. There’s always a next step you can take. 

Yes, the path ahead may be painful, challenging, or difficult… 

But along the way, you may gain some magic and beauty you didn’t expect. 

And with your journal by your side, at least you can rely on one thing. 


Your voice. Your counsel. Your guidance. Your knowing. 


This week's journaling prompts: 

  1. Exactly why do I feel pressured? 
  2. What CAN I control? 
  3. What’s available to me right now?
  4. What NOW? What NEXT? What LATER? 
  5. I can handle this because… 

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.

"Being grounded in the NOW is incredibly soothing for the mind, body, heart, and soul." 

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Now get to writing!