Highlights from #JournalChat Live
This week's chat was insightful as we covered the topic of using our journals for investigative writing. So put on your private investigator cap and enjoy these highlights, or read the whole chat with the transcript link below!
What I think is so beneficial about this investigative process is discovering the root of the emotion.
Finding out the 'why' and 'how' of the emotion is part of the process.
[But] #Journaling helps us to put them on paper to uncover them so we can figure out what they're saying to us.
Once you get past the surface of what you're thinking, then the real reasons, the heart of the matter is revealed.
Her primary emotion issue was envy [in her post].
When we first get started, we may discover some 'absurd' stuff we are thinking, like Sage did.
Once Sage went through this process, she asked herself, "What do I want now?"
And Sally_G's pov:
Negative Emotions hold significant information. Drilling down into pain and hurt can lead to healing and freedom.
Many stop at Anger @JournalChat ~ below that is Hurt, and if you work through THAT, you get to Love.
And to summarize:
When our daily experiences improve, our overall quality of life increases. What a great benefit!
That's what journaling is all about; increasing the quality of our daily experience. Try journaling today!
Check out the transcript
for #JournalChat Live on 10/27/11. Special Thanks to Sage Cohen, author of the book, The Productive Writer, and of her post, Take the Envy and Run
, which was our resource for this week's live chat.
Join us next week on 11/3/11 at 4 PM CST/2 PST for the next session of #JournalChat Live. Topic is in the section for Pick of the Week.