61 | Is It True?
This week, I released a video -> What Do Lithuania and Spain Have REALLY In Common !? and as always I'd love to hear your thoughts! 👂 👀
When I was a teenager, I paid attention to some classmates keeping diaries, mainly women… if not all. Perhaps it was a place to confess their struggles and fears without judgment or punishment. The world seemed much clearer. Most of them used to stop using a diary once they reached adulthood. I guess this is what today we call “journaling”. So simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly.
I think in a way I write this newsletter and share it with you to force myself to show up every week with my thoughts (not all, otherwise you'd go nuts), express myself and document my journey.
What is so special about journaling or why is that so different to this newsletter?
Experts say that keeping a journal helps you create order when your world feels like it’s in chaos and you get to know yourself by revealing your most private fears, thoughts, and feelings.
I have 2 problems with that:
I barely see chaos. I'm not wired that way. Yes of course I see challenges and I get frustrated but my brain (perhaps because of my analytical background) works like this: “Problem? Fix it. Next one.”
Knowing myself better by revealing my fears, thoughts and feelings… OK. This is a fair point and I definitely need to follow up. But writing my fears… wouldn't be a way of acknowledging you're scared and convince yourself you're not good enough? I hardly ever let these thoughts come to my mind… because I believe you're what you think.
My way of journaling is through photos/videos. But I don't want to be a caveman and narrow minded, so I'll be exploring journaling more and more in the traditional way that other people do.
I'm wondering if I should try analogue journaling with pen and paper to be more meditative or digital to get closer to my speed of thought. Perhaps both.
So my question is… is it true that journaling can improve our mental health? I guess I'll need to try.
Have a great week!
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