introspection

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy describes introspection as a process that generates knowledge, judgments, or beliefs about one’s own mental state. Introspective people explore, with intention, their own thoughts and emotions. Doing so may help you better understand why you feel or react certain ways, and help you to better empathize with others.

Journaling about your introspective practice helps guide the exploration. Go ahead, talk to yourself.

fine print journaling: introspection