The Best Part About Journaling

It's pretty simple.

I get to see how ridiculous I sound when I write out my thoughts on paper. (or here)

All too often, I get wrapped up in my own head about my problems in my life.

But when I write out my thoughts on paper and explain to myself the way I feel about it, I get to figuratively take a step back and listen to myself talk. 

A few days ago, I was pissed off after losing a deal with a client, a girl I had been talking to for 3 months denied me, and I still hadn’t figured out how to fix my van. (ya it was a hectic day hahaha) 

So I started writing about why I was angry and depressed at the moment. Obviously I had plenty to complain about, but pretty quickly I realized that everything was changeable or replaceable, and I just needed to keep grinding to improve my current situation.

Not only that, but I was able to appreciate the things that I do have a lot more. Like how my parents were willing to let me stay at their place while I figured out my van, and that I had enough deals with other clients to still have a good month. 

The thing is that I was caught up in my head about my current situation, I had tunnel vision around my problems. Therefore I wrote about it to realize how ridiculous I sounded and that I needed to appreciate what and who I did have in life.

All in all, I understand myself a lot more after I write about my current situation and how I feel about it. Only 4 or 5 years ago, this is something that I would have thought to be a silly thing to do until I tried it.