“Studies have clearly shown that the very act of recalling and expressing an event through journaling can improve immune and heart function, as well as general well-being.”
The power of journaling. Journaling has the power to heal, to realign yourself, to put you back on the right path. It is an outlet for emotions. It’s a way to reflect. It’s a way to record. It’s a way to tell your stories, to exercise your memory. It’s a way to understand yourself. It’s a great tool for highly sensitive children too.
I journal enthusiastically. Daily. At the moment I use the bullet journal system which has increased my productivity and focus more than I could ever describe here. I love it. But it’s all about doing, and not being. And I love the idea of both.
My role at home is changing a little as my youngest heads off and joins his brothers in school. I have more time to write, to focus on my writing projects. But I also have more time to focus on me. To focus on being. For a little self-care.
For a highly sensitive parent, self-care is vital. Getting time and taking on activities that empty your bucket is so important. If your bucket is empty, you can parent your HSCs more patiently, calmly and with more understanding. And that was my intention this year. It will remain my intention in 2016 too.