In happy or sad times, journaling can be an especially good thing to help empty out our thoughts. We are comforted by our words and have the ability to go back in future times and reread what we were thinking in the hours and moments of our darkest, saddest, and even happiest moments.
Journaling allows for our bodies to write what our hearts or minds maybe thinking…even if we aren’t ready to share with anyone buy ourselves.
For me personally, I didn’t think of myself as a writer after the loss of my daughter. It took the passing of time and my realization that I might forget what I was feeling and thinking for me to actually begin to feel comfortable writing my thoughts.
I still don’t write every day, only when I feel up to it or have something specific I feel I should write. That’s the beauty of journaling, it’s yours, it’s personal and you can choose when and how to do it.