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How Are You Feeling Today? | Be Adventurer
Welcome back, dear reader!
It’s been quite a while since the last article I wrote and I admit every time I wonder why I let so much time pass.
If you follow me on Instagram though, you will know that the past few weeks have been very important and eventful for me, in fact I recently finished a wonderful exploration trip with my sister in India! (If you missed it, you can find the whole report of our trip in my Instagram Stories.
This kept me away from the screen for more than a month, yet I had really missed writing.
My return to Melbourne was more “traumatic” than I expected.
It has been a long time since I have experienced travel homesickness and it’s not such a pleasant feeling; however, I decided to reflect on my thoughts and try to understand why I feel this way and what I can do to feel better.
I have talked about this before, yet I feel it’s necessary and essential to reiterate how a simple daily practice helps me to stay grounded and listen to my thoughts: journaling.
What it is and why it’s important to journal
Journaling is a very simple and personal practice that simply consists of transcribing the thoughts you have during the day onto a sheet of paper.
You may think that seeing your negative thoughts written down on a blank sheet of paper will only make things worse, but the real result of this writing technique is to “empty” your head.
In fact, you will notice that by writing down all your emotions and thoughts, or in any case everything that goes through your mind, unconsciously your mind will become lighter.
This is because you have simply allowed yourself not only to listen to your doubts and worries, but by writing them down on paper you have also allowed your head to free itself of these emotions and thus made room for more important things.