OK, “saved my life” sounds a little dramatic. And when I say that I don’t mean that I was dangling by my fingertips from a cliff, and Journalling Personified scooped me up in their strong, muscled arms.
In this case, “my life” is the life that I want to live. Where I am focused and happy enough to write, increasing my skill level. Where I am secure enough to make new friends, try new things, see new places.
To live as Bethany, not some ghostly shell of her personality.
Journalling, in the method of the Artist’s Way, brought me back to life.
I guess it’s dramatic even when stated more accurately.
Part of why I’m passionate about coaching is that it does what The Artist’s Way course does, with a partner-in-crime who helps you accelerate the process. Asking questions that make you really look at the emotional underpinnings of your failures or blocks. Making you spell it out for yourself.
“I believe I cannot succeed because…”
The good news: once you write or speak the stupid things you believe, because some misinformed or careless person gave you that program to run, you can rewrite that code.
Here’s a great first question to start off with:
“On a scale of 1 to 10, how committed are you to fixing the problem?”
What problem? Oh, I think you’ll know if you start journalling about it.