Writing down what you eat, how you exercise, and how you are living your life might seem a bit like you are not being intuitive, but it is actually quite the opposite. Using a journal for your intuitive journey can be a wonderful tool. In this sense, it is not about controlling what you do or eat, but more about observing and acknowledging different changes as they come up.
You Can Track Your Intuitive Journey
The first way a journal can help you is by tracking your journey of becoming more intuitive, including the good and the bad. The more you write down with how you are feeling and what is challenging you, the more you see when you grow and change.
One day, you might be struggling with emotionally eating, but the next day, you may discover that when you took a breath and just felt those emotions, you didn’t want to eat anymore.
You Are Able to See What You Eat Without Counting
Some people still want to be aware of what they are eating, without actually needing to control the amounts or count calories. This is a good transition from tracking your food and dieting, to being completely free of all food rules and control. It is a good middle ground where you can see what you are eating, without worrying about how much or calculating any calories or macros.
You Journal at the End of the Day, Not the Beginning
The key to using a journal and still being intuitive is to write things down after the fact, not before you decide. Do not use your journal to create a plan for controlling your food, planning workouts, or making sure you burn enough calories. Instead, write in it after you have decided. At the end of the day, write down how the day went, what your movement was, if you started any new habits, and what you are grateful for.
Work Through Your Thoughts and Feelings
Journals provide an extremely healthy way to cope with your feelings. In addition to just writing down how your intuitive lifestyle journey is going; it can also help you with other issues you might be facing. Those things that make you feel like if you can control your food, then you will be able to deal with them.
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I keep a food journal. I have found that it helps me get a better control on some of cravings. Knowing that after I eat something I will be writing it down as proof I ate it makes me stop and think about what I’m going to eat. It helps in such a big way.
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