I read an article this week in Psychology Today that discussed the good and bad of journaling.
I never thought of journaling as having a bad side.
I've always found it to be quite helpful.
But the article made some good points and I thought I'd share them because I know hundreds of coaches who use journaling as part of the coaching they do with clients.
The article makes the case that there is a right way and a wrong way to journal.
For example, if we do it wrong, journaling has the potential to make us...
- passively observe life instead of living in the moment
- focus on blame rather than solutions
- get swept up in negativity
- become self-obsessed
I can see how some people could go down that road.
However, as coaches, I don't think we are in danger of this ourselves because most of us have a high degree of emotional intelligence. We're most likely going to use journaling as a tool for self-development.
Yet, many coaches will work with people where this could be a problem.
The good news is that the same article shares a ton of helpful advice and some solid questions you can use with clients if journaling is part of your coaching.
Here's the link to the article, if you're interested:
Here's to positive and effective journaling!
With love & joy,
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