30-Day Challenge - Finding Your Journaling Style - Day 24
Use Your Journal to Overcome Fears and Make Big Decisions
One of the biggest things that hold many people back in life is fear. Fear of the unknown, of making the wrong decision, or of failure are just some of the fears that can keep us from living our best life. Being afraid is natural. It’s also something you have the power to overcome. By examining, assessing, and evaluating your fears, you can start to understand what’s behind them and create a new narrative for yourself. What better place to do that than in your journal? Take a look below to discover how you can use your journal to overcome fears and make big decisions.
Benefits of Writing About Fears
There are several benefits to writing about your fears. First, you’ll get them out of your head where they’re no longer as powerful. That’s the first step to taking action and making a plan. Doing so will lessen the fear greatly. Writing about your fears can also give you some perspective. It allows you to see the issues more realistically. When fears stay bottled up, they can become much bigger and troublesome than they are in reality. Journaling about fear gives you validation and understanding. You’ll see the underlying source of your fears and realize where the anxiety is coming from. This makes it easier to move forward despite your worries.
Overcome Your Fears
Once you lessen the power of your fears and see them for what they are, you can begin to refute them. Overcoming your fears involves rewriting the story you’ve been telling yourself in your head. When you reframe these negative messages into more positive and realistic ones, you’ll start to see that your fear can be managed. It is possible to overcome the worries and anxieties that have been holding you back.
Make Difficult Decisions
If fear is keeping you from making a big decision, journaling can help you to deal with that, too. A simple list of pros and cons can help you to sort things out and see which path you should consider. Also, write down the worst-case scenario. As you know, fear can often spiral out of control. We tend to make mountains out of molehills. Truly look at your fear and think about what might really happen if you push past it. When you write those things down, you’ll start to see they may not be as awful as you once believed them to be. You can then move forward and make the best choice for you.
As you can see, journaling has the power to help you deal with pesky fears, move past them, and make decisions that matter. Give it a try next time you’re feeling afraid and overwhelmed. You’ll feel much more positive and ready to face the world.
Coach Jackie Out.
- Welcome and Why You Should Start Journaling – Day 1
- Two Super Simple Ways to Start Journaling – Day 2
- What Should You Write in Your Journal – Day 3
- Keeping It Simple and Functional with a Bullet Journal – Day 4
- Use Your Journal as a Creative Outlet – Day 5
- Commit to Journaling Every Single Day – Even if it’s Just a Line – Day 6
- Have You Heard of Gratitude Journals – Day 7
- Pen & Paper or Digital? What’s Your Journaling Medium – Day 8
- Journaling Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive – Frugal Ways to Get Started – Day 9
- Mobile Journaling Ideas for Your Smart Phone – Day 10
- Difference Between a Diary and a Journal – Day 11
- Using a Journal to Work Through Your Emotions – Day 12
- How a Journal Can Boost Your Productivity – Day 13
- Make Your Journal Your Accountability Partner – Day 14
- Journal Like You’re Already There – A Written Spin – Fake It Until You Make It – Day 15
- Journal Before Bed to Improve Your Sleep – Day 16
- Journal in the Morning to Start Your Day – Day 17
- Do You Want to Read More? Try Book Journaling – Day 18
- Three Things to Try When Journaling Seems Overwhelming – Day 19
- Browse Through Your Journal to Figure Out What is Working and Was Isn’t – Day 20
- Journal Prompts to Help You Get Unstuck – Day 21
- Have You Heard of Morning Pages? – Day 22
- Using Daily Check-In Questions and Journaling Prompts – Day 23
- Try Daily Collage Pages to Tap into Your Creative Side – Day 24