The Power of Reflection
Self-reflection is one of the most important things that I can do in life. There was a time where I was literally unable to express my feelings because I had no words to associate what I felt in my heart. I knew that I was in a bad mood or I was off but I could not express why, even to myself. There was a period of my life where I numbed my emotions, it started by numbing the negative ones but you can't numb the bad without numbing the good. I numbed to the point where I truly didn't feel. I started going to therapy where I had to relearn how to interact with my emotions, it was so basic that I'm like how do I not know this 🤦🏾♀️. But it helped because I was able to get the vocabulary down to accurately express what I'm feeling inside.
Now, I am a huge advocate of journaling because it's afforded me the opportunity to speak freely and speak life into my situations. I am horrible with vulnerability and it's hard to me to go to my close friends to tell them what I'm dealing with in my life. I don't like bogging people down with my situations, which is not the right mentality to have but I'm still learning. But when I journal I don't write about the situation or complain about what's happening in life. My journals are me talking to myself and encouraging myself, it's me reflecting on my situation and how God is using this situation for my good. I journal to tell myself that it's all apart of my plan and a chance to thank God for the situation I am going through. Journaling is how I speak to God, it's my time to be with Him in a personal/intimate way.