The Effects Of Two Journaling Functions On Interpersonal Relationships, Self Awareness, And Communication Skills

2046 Words9 Pages
The effects of two journaling functions, one focusing on verbal expressive emotions and the other on expressive writing were used to improve interpersonal relationships, self-awareness, and communication skills. I have used journaling and storytelling as a contemplative action plan for emotional suppression. In these journals I kept my deepest thoughts and feelings while sharing personal stories with others during storytelling in pursuit of dealing with my lack of communication skills and anxieties. Due to journaling about personal experiences in my everyday life, I have experienced less mental illness and developed greater positive growth over the past three months. I have also used another form of communication called storytelling to actively engaging with my thoughts. I plan to cultivate storytelling by learning the art building a connection and understanding with others. Personal Evaluation In the confinements of my mind, I deny my feelings. It’s a coping strategy that I mistakenly think is healthy and is the right thing to do. At the age of 22 I’m starting to feel the effects of abandoning my emotions. I’m scared to express how I am feeling without others judging me. I find myself wondering exactly when I outgrew emotional bravery. Maybe it got lost somewhere in junior high amidst social anxieties and trying to fit in. I’ve adjusted my expectations, avoiding the hard, the difference, and the vulnerable. I’ve learned tricks that closes the gap

More about The Effects Of Two Journaling Functions On Interpersonal Relationships, Self Awareness, And Communication Skills

Open Document