Journalling to cope with cancer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
About 20 years ago, there was a book written called "The Artist's Way." It was a very popular book at the time. It described a method of journalling that i used to use. Basically, the method is to pick a time each day (usually in the morning) to write three pages about anything in a bound journal of some sort. I did that method of journalling for several years, but eventually stopped doing it.
A few weeks after being diagnosed with cancer, I decided to pick up that practice of journalling each morning. I write three pages about my innermost feelings and thoughts....as uncensored as I can possibly make it. Even if I don't feel like I have anything to say, I keep writing until I've written three pages.
It's surprising what comes out.....
I feel like taking up that practice of journalling is one of the kindest, most nurturing, things I've done for myself while on this cancer journey so far....and, trust me, I've done a lot of kind, nurturing things for myself over the past few months. I find journalling to be just what I need right now.
This morning, I happened to stumble across a nice article about journalling and cancer. It's a great article about the benefits of journalling and how to do it that apply whether a person has cancer or not.
I just thought I would share the information.