Journaling for self-discovery is something you may want to do to help you delve deeper into who you are, what you truly want out of life and why you do/say what you do/say! Writing in your journal will help you connect to a part of yourself in each moment as you write. Like a photograph that captures us in that brief moment as we smile, frown (or in my case blink!) your journal will be made up of thousands of ‘moments’ of your thoughts.
Your journal can help you to process those thoughts and emotions’, taking you away from denial and into acknowledging what the problem is or may be that you need to resolve. Doing this transforms your experience of life. You are different from one moment to the next when you face up to what is going on in your life. The person you were disappears and a new you shines through.
When I first started writing in a journal for self-discovery I didn’t even know that was what I was doing. After several months of writing I decided to read back over some of the stuff that I had written and was able to gain some profound insights into my own personality. That was back in 2002 and I will never forget it. Although I had been journaling for a few years before that (I started around 1997) it was always on and off. From 2002 I was pretty much hooked full time.
Since then I have used writing as a way of healing, a form of therapy and I have learnt about techniques such as journal therapy to help people write out their life in such a way that it transforms their experience.