TORQUE Tribe!! Happy Friday morning to all you beautiful souls! It’s almost the weekend, we TOTALLY got this! These past couple weeks have been crazy (for me at least!)! I always think that once the craziness is over that there will be this sense of calm, but NOPE life keeps going on! It’s a good busy though and I’m sure we can all relate to it. With that being said, let’s be real, it’s really busy. The days are long but the weeks are oh so short and before we know it time has slipped through our fingertips. I often find myself thinking, “How the heck did I get here?” and it makes me stop to think about all of the things that I missed along the way. So today, I wanna talk about something that will help to slow down the fast-paced life that we live. Journaling. I know I know, everyone WANTS to do it, but how many of us ACTUALLY do it. I can say that I am not the best at this, but that when I am journaling, I am usually happier.
So, let’s break this down. What are the benefits? How do I do this? Does it have to be long? Does it have to make sense? Does it have to be every day? The answer to these questions are simple; there are none! This is all about you and what you make it. I can tell you the benefits though. This is not scientific research so don’t hold me to this, BUT in my personal experience, it’s another outlet. It is a place where you can put your thoughts. It’s a place where you can be real. It’s a place where you can tell your darkest secrets and your biggest fears. It’s a place for YOU, to continue to grow and transform into the best version of yourself. I know for me when I was going through my toughest of times, I would go into TORQUE, take my class, cry it out, and then go into my car and type a note in my phone of what I was feeling. You see, this doesn't have to be some elaborate thing. It is just the next step. It’s going the extra mile. It’s looking a little deeper into why that one song made you cry or what you were thinking of during the other. It’s a place to turn your thoughts into words that you can read and reflect on. Because maybe just maybe seeing them in writing is what you need to move on.
There is an amazing quote that says, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”. I know for myself, this is something that I can relate to. I have to write things out. (hence the blog LOL) But the idea is that words are powerful. They have the ability to make us feel, to make us realize, and to bring us together. Most of the time we talk about the negative words. the ones that hurt, and scar, and bring us down. And believe me, journals are the perfect place for those words. But words can also heal. Think of all those songs that make your heart so beyond full. They started off on a piece of paper. Think of the messages that our instructor give us, all words that fuel us. The texts that you send your friends after class saying how amazing it was! All of these are forms of words that change lives. Words can have an everlasting impact on our lives, and it’s your turn to become the author of your story! (this time literally) It won’t be the easiest, but it will be worth it, I promise! Once we allow our inner thoughts to become something tangible this indescribable magic happens. You can finally see, in writing, what is going on in your head and it allows you to take a step back and understand a little bit more.
This month, TORQUE tribe, I challenge you to use your words. To write things down. To make connections. To grow and transform. How? That’s entirely up to you! Write a note on your phone after class! Buy a cute journal the next time you’re in Marshall’s or HomeGoods (so tomorrow)! Send a text to a friends! Write a note and leave it in the Gratitude Board in the studio! This won’t be the easiest, but it will be worth it, I promise! Below I have posted a few tips on how to start journaling if you feel like you need a format or a prompt, but my advice to you is simple; Let whatever comes to mind come out. It doesn’t have to make sense, it doesn’t have to be spelled right, it doesn't have to be anything. It just needs to be one thing, REAL. That is the big secret of journaling that no one is telling you. So TORQUE tribe, go out there and feel all the feels and then turn those feelings into words. I promise you it will be beautiful!
Sending you NOTHING but love and good vibes as you embark on this new journey of bettering yourself! Use your words, believe me, they are ALWAYS heard! Happy writing babes!
Infinite X’s and O’s