The following wee tips offer ideas on journaling and a personal promise card.
Making friends with words and journaling may support you achieve your goals and have a greater understanding of who you are and where you want to go in life.
Words do have power. We describe ourselves, how we speak to other people, how we explain things to a child, how we compliment someone on a job well done, how we criticise someone for not being who we wanted them to be.
Words have power.
They define laws; they are the tools used to create understanding between people.
They are the policies and procedures we may find we follow; they are the lies or truths we see written, influencing our attitudes and behaviours.
How mindful are we of the words we use?
How we talk to others, how we talk to ourselves, and how we plan for a change.
The story we tell ourselves about what we think, fear, hope may happen next.
As well as destroying, words can create.
Words can offer hope, ease suffering, support reconciliation, help plan.
Making friends with words can help support us to achieve our goals. First, however, we need to recognise the words we are using and use them in a way that supports our dreams.
Journaling is one way to make friends with words, understand better the words you use, and learn to use them in a way that is kind to you and what you hope to achieve.
The following wee tips are for self-management.
If anyone reading this has any underlying well-being issues you need support with, then do speak to your GP or other health care provider about services near you.