Personal Journaling

Write Your Thoughts

Crisis Journaling

As I have noted before, journaling can take place at any time even if there is no crisis. But devastating experiences do provide a good opportunity to write. What is seen as a crisis is different for everybody. A death or debt (sometimes they feel the same since debt can be the death of your financial freedom), job loss, illness, divorce or separation could be considered a crisis. If you are experiencing any of these things, it may be time to put pen to paper.

Writing things down mean that you have confronted the issues and that in a way, you have released them. You may or may not have clear feelings on the crisis that you are experiencing but as you write clarity will come. This is a part of the reason people journal, to gain insight and clarity.

Sometimes the crisis seems daunting and insurmountable. Journaling offers you the opportunity to break the problem down piece by piece. The crisis does not go away because you broke it down but it certainly gives you different angles to work with. You can assess and reassess the crisis especially with reflection. It’s possible that you will discover your problem may be long term or short term and this may determine how you address the crisis.

We can’t always avoid crisis but we can decide how we will handle it. Regular journaling can help us to navigate through rough times and hopefully gives us a little peace of mind.

Remember there is nothing like words in black and white to help you see where you are and where you are going.

Sheryl Keen
Author “Journal According to John.”


February 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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