Writing Your Best Self

Navigating Emotions Through Journaling

August 03, 2021 Georgina El Morshdy
Writing Your Best Self
Navigating Emotions Through Journaling
Show Notes

What if we’re being called to strengthen our emotional intelligence in these times? 

The truth is,  we all go through periods of challenge, difficulty, and even breakdown in our lives. Maybe, this age of growing awareness of the importance of mental and emotional health is an opportunity to redefine what these moments mean - and what potential magic they hold.  

In this episode, we explore the power of journaling as a tool to help you navigate more challenging emotions - so you can cultivate emotional intelligence and elevate your ability to feel. 

"Our breakdowns are often the moment that we breakthrough."

In this week's episode we explore: 

  • How a breakdown nudged me into the world of personal growth. 
  • Journaling to navigate and process emotions and feelings. 
  • The importance of getting the support and guidance you need. 
  • The beauty and gift of the human emotional spectrum. 
  • Understanding the power of contrast through duality. 
  • Vulnerability, rawness, and cultivating emotional intelligence. 
  • The courage that it takes to be with challenging emotions. 
  • A three-step process for holding, expressing, and moving through difficult emotions. 
  • The cathartic experience of making your inner world visible through writing. 
  • Extracting the wisdom through self-awareness and reflection. 
  • And more...

"In a world where all emotions are welcome, we can better know ourselves. We can be honest with ourselves and give ourselves permission to acknowledge how we really feel rather than putting a brave face on it all."   

This week's journal prompt is:

  1. What triggered the emotion?
  2. What's the story behind the emotion?
  3. Is the story the truth? If not, what is?
  4. What's the message of this emotion - and what does it want to teach me?
  5. What would your best self do next?

"There’s a depth of self-awareness and self-acceptance to be claimed from truly FEELING the fullness of your reality - in the moment. - the highs and the lows."

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].

Finally, if you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review the show as it helps more people find us. You can also tag us on social. We're @bestselfco and I'm @georginaelmorshdy

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