I started journaling at a young age. I was a happy go lucky girl with complicated emotions,
little did I know way back then it was the start of my depression and anxiety... I think I was 11. a dear family friend gave me a journal for a birthday gift. (Thank you Miss Joan)
I have struggled all my life mentally and have always known that writing things out was a good therapeutic exercise... writing what I was feeling came very naturally and was much more easily written rather than speaking. My mind is not wired for speech, I say things incorrectly all the time and confuse most people when I cant find the appropriate words or nouns... this makes teaching FUN and challenging... but that's another story.
I read somewhere that we should be journaling as half our planet has shut its self down to avoid the pandemic that is Covid-19 or the Corona Virus. it suggested that it would be a historic value for families but also to help sort just what the heck we are all going through.
Being ordered to shelter in place and self quarantine, to close our businesses for the greater good of the population was the least I could do. So 7 weeks ago, I stopped all visits and leaving the house for any reason not medically related. 6 weeks ago my husband walked out of his work demanding he be allowed to work from home...
As of todays date 174,336 people have died world wide... confirmed cases are over 2 and a half million... whether you believe the media or not this has affected us all.
Through the process of journaling all of this I have come to the conclusion that I have so much to be grateful for. I am sad and hurting from not being able to work and see my family and friends but I am healthy, I have a home, I have property to roam, a loving husband who knew to take quick action when I didn't see the urgency... I am grateful for it all. The other very surprising thing I notice from approximately 40 years of journaling is that I am STRONG... I am invincible and I will get through this.
You will too.
I use the phrase "this is just a moment in time" A LOT n my postpartum group and massage practice and it is so true... so perfect. Tough times and horrible things happen and guess what? We survive. we get through it the best way you can. Finding gratitude is how I center and mind my inner peace and 99% of this is from journaling...
find your gratitude, find your peace
the value of writing it down is priceless
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Author Michelle Moody
I lead a happy little life, where my mission is to spread love, empathy and healing through massage.