YOUR JOURNAL TEMPLATE FOR CHANGE
Change is something we all have to go through in life, be it good or bad. There really is no escaping it. And whilst it’s a scary prospect, it’s really bloody exciting at the same time. After all, how boring would life be if we were stuck in the same place, with the same people, doing the same routine, throughout it all?
Now is a really great time to discuss change. The world is opening up again and the huge change that we faced a few months back feels like a distant memory yet serves as prove that you can, and will adapt. If the idea of venturing out into the world, going back to work or even starting a new completely is daunting, we FEEL you.
Journaling is a fabulous tool for anxiety or if you are a bit of an overthinker. Getting everything down on paper can not only be incredibly freeing for the mind, but it helps us see things logically. When it comes to anxiety about change, we don’t just want to journal these feelings, we want to pull them apart, question them and reshape them. Here is the template we are currently using for anxiety around change.
WHAT AM I SCARED OF?
Write down in as much detail as you can, your fears and what scares you about the changes taking place. Even if it is the unknown, write that down.
Pull it apart. Go through each item on your list and challenge it. Ask it questions. Even if it doesn’t feel natural or if you don’t believe it, do it anyway.
What is the very worst outcome? Again, challenge and pull it apart. On a scale of 1-10, what is the likelihood of this happening? What evidence do you have for this outcome happening? Tell a friend and pull it apart together.
WHAT AM I LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Again, write it all down. Be abundant in your answers.
Hype each point up. What could that wonderful thing lead to if you weren’t afraid?
Give evidence for why these points are valid such as past feelings, past experiences.
What is the very best outcome? What does this life look like? Now, sit on this for a while and really meditate on it. Manifest that life through being truly excited for the future.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
What is the process of getting there? Be specific. Focus on those processes and making them effective but enjoyable. Look at those goals every day and again, meditate on that person, that version of you.
Write down what life would look life if you stayed in this very position that you’re in now. Give details, create a picture of the future, Write it down next to those goals. Do they add up, do they align?
This practice looks different on everybody, depending on those fears and anxiety. The act of pulling something apart, flipping it on its head and really challenging it can be highly effective. It can help to get you out of your head and thinking logically about what is really happening.
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