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How Journaling Grew My Emotional Intelligence

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

I never had control of my emotions, even as an adult.

I would take all my feelings of helplessness, low confidence, anger, frustration, sadness, all of it and just bury it deep inside.

The result of that?

I would erupt in random spouts of anger at people who did not deserve it.

The moment I became accountable (I wrote a piece about that, you can find it here) for my life I knew I needed an outlet for my emotions.

I remember the exact moment where I decided to pick up a journal.

I was at the beginning of my journey to improving and bettering my life, and I had a million thoughts going through my head of things to focus on and work on.

There were just too many thoughts and ideas going through my head and my emotions were feeling unstable again.

It was the first time in my life that I felt anything close to an anxiety attack, even though it was nothing compared to what others might go through.

I realized at that moment, I needed to start writing everything down.

So I made my way to the mall and picked up a few journals.

The moment the pen touched the paper, I felt a lot of my anguish start to dissipate.

I wrote everything down. My emotions, my to-do list, my goals, my dreams and just everything I could think of.

The result of that?

I have had complete control of my feelings and emotions, for once in my life.

All the anger and resentment I had buried inside, just went away.

My father today, is my best friend.

I reconnected with friends that I hurt in the past.

My wife and I have such a strong relationship and we express ourselves openly.

This might not work for you or maybe it will. I just want to share my experience with you in hopes it brings value to your life.

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