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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Emotional Ups & Downs

When it comes to handling emotions I tend to sail on an even keel, even when the waters are raging around me. But just this last couple of weeks I've felt even my little boat rock some. Those who know me say I seem to be coping really well. I can thank two major reasons for this; one is prayer and the other is my journal. I am in the habit of taking my emotional turmoils to prayer and to paper in my journal, every day.

The hardest part for me has been dealing with the little guy's emotional ups & downs, though. He has been really good up until this week. On Tuesday night he ended up on my lap in tears, sobbing how much he wanted to see his daddy. That was hard to take. I comforted him and told him how much I missed his daddy, too. Somehow I knew he felt better once he's let the tears fall. Poor kid.

Do you have a place to deal with your emotional ups and downs? Is this place your journal? Write about dealing with emotions in your journal? Reread your old entries looking for emotional outbursts. How did writing about those feelings help you deal with them?

I hope you enjoy this journal writing prompt. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Heather. I hope that your husband is well and home soon, for your sake and his and your son's.

    I don't have very good coping skills, but would like to turn to my journal more. I hope to develop this skills.

    Prayers and healing blessings,