Your journey to health and wellness can be an emotional one. It can reveal things about yourself that you may have not known before. Simply by listening to your body and being mindful about your thoughts and emotions, you can uncover what drives you away from health, as much as what drives you toward it.
As holistically healthy women, we understand that there is an emotional and mental aspect to our physical health. It’s what drives us to order the chocolate chip pancakes at a restaurant rather than the omelet or oatmeal. Or, in a stressful situation, the decision to stop, pray and breathe…or just soldier on. Why we do what we do and make the decisions we make is where the battle often lies. Knowing ourselves gives us the huge opportunity to make changes for the better.
This is why I strongly recommend something I urge all of my clients to do…
Journal Your Journey
Writing down your thoughts and emotions will clear your mind and help you make sense of what you’re thinking and feeling. It will expose your patterns and your barriers, along with what motivates you. I encourage you to write about how you feel physically, and include what you ate the previous day, or even right before the journal entry. Rate your energy level and your mood. Journaling can be so revealing! As you gain clarity, you will feel invigorated and inspired, especially as you record your accomplishments!
Here are two questions for you to get your started with your journal this week. As we read in the Spiritual section (link), God’s love for us is unconditional. Consider this: What areas of perfection do you hold yourself to that God doesn’t really care about? What about things you know you need to work on to live a more God pleasing life?
Please share some of your thoughts with me – I look forward to reading them!