We live in a world of busyness and where everyone is rush, rush, rush. Even in the day of COVID.
Then we feel stressed, anxious, tried, and frazzled.
And we wonder why.
Pause. Long moment of silence.
Everything is about success and getting ahead. We want more and seek more. This adds to our busyness.
We work and play until we drop.
Never mind how we bombard ourselves with the noise of this world: music, tv, gaming, movies, audiobooks, podcasts, and so forth.
We are always busy and always bombarding ourselves with noise.
When we are so busy doing things, and fill our lives with noise, we usually fail to do the very thing that we need to do the most. Think.
When we fail to think, that's never a good thing. Yet so many of us live on autopilot.
When we do not think, we fail to fully live.
When we do not think, how can we live our purpose (never mind know our purpose) if we fail to think?
Journaling forces us to stop, take a break, and think. After all, we would not be able to put words on the page if we didn't do those things.
Thinking is what keeps us from getting into trouble. When we fail to think things through, this likely will result in us doing things we wouldn't have done if only we took the time to think.
Taking some time to stop and think would prevent us from overreacting. Moreover, it would prevent us from making a mistake. Thinking is what we do when we take a step back from the situation and try to look at what's going on with fresh eyes and a logical mind, rather than from a place of emotion.
When our response to an initial situation is from emotion, we