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49: 5 Stories We Tell Ourselves About Journaling

Journaling can seem like this really big, scary thing – but it really doesn’t have to be. In this week’s episode of Breathe In, Breathe Out, Krystal identifies and dispels the five common narratives that keep us from journaling.


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Welcome back to Breathe In, Breathe Out. I’m Krystal. And thanks for joining me today. I want to talk about journaling this week. It’s just a great topic and to a lot of us, it can be this scary thing where just the word is overwhelming and it really doesn’t have to be scary. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. And it, I mean, some people have this impression that it’s supposed to be something huge and that impression can really reduce the draw to write anything at all. And that blank page staring back at you is just going to stay that way. Perhaps changing the mindset would help. My husband hated the idea of saying I’m retired. So we talked about it and we changed the name from retired to I’m graduating because retirement felt final and the end while graduation feels like the world is before you.

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