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Journaling Prompts for Letting Go

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Journaling Prompts for Letting Go by Kinga Burjan

Hi there, thank you for joining me on your wellness journey, today’s video is a journaling prompts video specifically for letting go.

My name is Kinga Burjan, and I’m a registered psychotherapist with Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres. There is freedom in letting go. But we have to do some work first to get there.

So if you’re noticing that you’re ruminating about a certain situation or stuck in an unpleasant feeling, it’s a good idea to do this internal investigative research on what might be keeping you stuck and how you can move forward.

So the following are some prompts you can ask yourself when you’re reflecting journaling, meditating on what’s going on for you.

So first, what do you think is keeping you stuck and holding you back from moving forward?

Is it staying attached to a person, a situation, a material object, a belief or even an identity? And are these your reasons or someone else’s reasons?

What would you be gaining from staying in this feeling or in the situation or with this person? Or what would you be gaining even if this feeling person situation happened in the past?

What are you gaining from being in it now?

What are some new guidelines or rules that you can create in this current situation or future situation like this? Are there certain boundaries or limits you have to set for yourself or for others? Is there a way that you can reframe the situation to bring more kindness and self-compassion into it?

This might be challenging any negative thoughts or beliefs or practicing healthy self-soothing activities. You can ask yourself, despite things not working out the way that you expected them. What do you actually want for yourself now? What benefits could come out of the situation if you’re able to move on from it?

Ultimately, ask yourself what you can learn from this experience to help you move forward. So be patient with yourself, be patient with the process. All of these things are tools in your toolkit to bring more self-awareness, self-care, self-love and growth. I do wish you the best on your journey. Thank you for joining me today.

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