| Written by Ronnie |
Today's encouragement is simple.
When you journal, don't just focus on those around you.
Write about you.
Journal your thoughts.
Write about the things that weigh on your heart.
Speaking for myself, I find it easy to write about the boys - whether it's the things that they say, the antics that they get up to, or all the reasons why I love being their mum.
It's also easy to write about our family. Our day-to-day life, our weekly routines, where we go on holidays - documenting these things come naturally to me. And because of this, I do it without second thought. On auto-pilot, almost.
But when it comes to me, well, how can I put it? It's like I almost hold myself at arm's length.
Digging deep takes effort, so I procrastinate.
Writing my own stories down takes thought, so I put it off.
Recording my feelings requires honesty, so I make excuses instead.
I know, however, that making time and being honest today will be infinitely better than my regret in five years' time that I never bothered to try.
And so, my friends, today's encouragement is as much for me as it is for you.
Let's not ignore ourselves in our journaling quest.
Make the effort and make the time to focus on somebody who matters a great deal.
You can read the other posts in this series here.