5-day journalling Challenge
Journaling is a way to release emotions, understand what they are trying to tell us, and make sense of all the noise in our heads
When we’re struggling to conceive, it can feel like our emotions are taking over. There are so many. We can feel overwhelmed, exhausted, frustrated plus a whole lot more. These build-up and it can be hard to find the right release for them. Even when we do conceive, these emotions are still with us, and we carry them into pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.
Journaling helps us make sense of our emotions. We can learn what’s going on and gain relief.
Journalling is a simple tool we can use to feel better. It’s simple but can be transformative. The process of writing about overwhelming emotions is a remarkably effective means of creating clarity and perspective in your life. It can help us find release, become unstuck, gain insights and feel more energised.
This technique costs nothing, it’s private, can be done anywhere, and doesn’t have to take lots of time.
Sounds too good to be true? It really isn’t.
So why journal?
Reduce stress and find ease and calm
Taking a few minutes to write about our painful emotions helps to release the intensity of these feelings. We feel calmer and better able to deal with the ongoing challenges as well as better able to stay in the present more.
Gain clarity on your thoughts and feelings
Infertility brings so many emotions and challenges that it can be overwhelming. Everything can become jumbled up, decisions become hard, and we feel exhausted and stuck. Journaling can help us get in touch with what we are truly feeling and thinking so we can move forward confident in our choices.
Know yourself better
Journaling helps you connect with what’s under the surface. You’ll become clear about your thoughts and feelings around infertility, challenges, and relationship – important information for your emotional wellbeing. It can bring insights we may otherwise not be aware of.
Solve problems more effectively.
We usually approach our problems from a left-brained, analytical perspective. This is useful for many problems but not all. Sometimes the answer for a problem can only be found by engaging our right-brain which holds our intuition and creativity. The journaling process unlocks these and the opportunity for unexpected solutions to come available to us.
Improve your relationships
Journaling about our relationship challenges and needs brings new awareness.
Eight years of ttc came with so many emotions for me. I found it hard to share. It got to a point where I was exhausted, overwhelmed and extra stress would tip me over the edge. I had to learn tools to help me process my emotions and get back some control. I learned that emotions want to be felt so they can be released. But more than that, they hold information for us. We just need to create some space and the time to listen.
Journaling can help us process and connect with our emotions in a safe way. It’s something we can do anytime and from the privacy of our own home.
It’s simple and it’s powerful.
How the Challenge Works
Each day, for the next five days, you’ll receive an email with journaling instructions and prompts to answer.
Every day will have a different theme. While they’re designed to work best in order, it’s okay to mix it up.
All you need to do is grab a pen and a journal (or paper) set aside at least 10 minutes a day for the next five days. Easy!