Making a Self-Awareness Journal
1. For two weeks, make notations whenever you have a mood swing, emotional upheaval or change in energy (such as hyperactivity or lethargy).
2. Note the date and time of the event.
3. Note what actions you take to bring yourself back to balance. Do you sit down and do yoga, stretch, meditate. Do you recite an affirmation? Do you binge eat, purge, have a drink or do other actions revolving around food?
4. If you react with food, what do you eat? Find comfort in?
5. Note what you appeared to by unaware of, just 24 hours ago.
6. The Self Awareness Journal is NOT a judgment tool. It is a way for you to go back to it, AFTER a week is done and look at habits you may not even realize you are doing in response to change.
7. After committing to two weeks of journaling, take a look at the overall process. Was it somehow helpful to you? In retrospect, did you gain valuable information from it?
8. If so, consider writing in it for another week.
9. You can use this journal to write down "positive progress" as well. Did you make any changes after your first two weeks?
10. Your Self Awareness Journal can just be the tool you need to take you to a new plateau of understanding your emotional connection to either you lack of awareness or current state and how you can actually take control and do something about it!
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit