It’s that time of year when we may be tempted to pile on more and more activities and tasks on our To Do list because it wouldn’t be Christmas without buying just the right gift for our entire family, making Grandma’s fat sugar cookies, whipping up a batch of holiday fudge, or baking that special banana bread. Get the picture? On top of all your usual obligations, now the holidays add on more commitments where you may feel that something has to give. Will it be your writing time?
I was working with a client recently who was feeling the stress making those hard choices of deciding which things to keep and then which of her something else of her many commitments would suffer. She admitted that her amount of writing time has suffered tremendously. But she also shared that she felt so much better when she was able to journal and the writing got done. Interestingly enough, the amount may have diminished, yet the content was more meaningful and felt deeper. And a specific issue surfaced which concerned her so we discussed how to share about specific experiences when you know some feelings may be hurt because the reaction could be “oh, she’s writing about me.”
Here’s my response:
Remember: Your story matters and no one else can tell your story from your perspective.
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