A journal is a trustworthy friend. It sharpens you. It brings order to your thoughts. It solidifies ideas. A journal expands in you a grateful heart as you capture the gifts in your days. People will be drawn to you as they see joy increasing. Here you can implement the advancement of your dreams and goals. A journal will be a friend who listens…just listens. When life gets tough and relationships are challenging, it can offer comfort. It can serve as an educator for your emotions. It is the highway to your present and future best. Sure, you can buy a friend. Psychiatrists, counselors, teachers, coaches, advisors, trainers-they’re great. But still….
A journal jar is a great gift you can create for someone else, or it can simply be a gift you give to yourself. In its most basic form, a journal jar is a jar which you find appealing, filled with folded pieces of paper containing writing prompts.
Chances are excellent that there is at least one character trait, habit or push-button response that you would love to change, if only you had an easy way to do it.
Maybe one person knows exactly how to push your buttons (and does it often!), and you would like to stop responding the way you always do.
Maybe you notice a bad habit you would like to break
Maybe you want to try on a new role or behavior in your life to change the results you get.
Journaling is a stress free learning technique. My children who journaled seemed to have much more pleasure in—and success at—writing.
Children want to be just like their parents and your writing will inspire their writing, so let your young child see you journaling, even before that child writes. Rather than being a chore, you will find journaling to be multifaceted and rewarding.
1) It keeps you sane
Psychologists recommend journaling to their patients, because journals are private, you can say anything that you want and use them as way to destress. Instead of keeping everything bottled up you can write your frustrations and get them out on paper and this reduces your chances of depression, appearing crazy by blowing up in public for no apparent reason and getting sick from all the toxic energy that bad emotions produce.
Creating a collage journal is a unique and fun way to personalize and enrich your journal. Making a collage journal is something that everyone can enjoy. If you are a visual artist, photographer, writer or just someone who wants to enhance your written journal, then creating a collage journal can be quite an adventure.
Question for singles:
What do you do with your occasional feelings of loneliness, frustration with dating, perhaps frustration with yourself and/or the opposite sex? Do these feelings and thoughts run around and around in your head, interfering with your ability to think clearly, causing more frustration? Read below to learn how to get these thoughts and feelings out so you can have a more peaceful, more enjoyable life.
When I first heard Jim Rohn talk about the importance of keeping an idea journal I was immediately captivated. So what is it you ask?…
In its simplest form an idea journal is accomplished when we take the time to commit our ideas to paper. It makes no difference whether it’s done with a notepad or a fancy journal. The effect is the same. All your ideas need to be recorded.
1. Set your journal or diary where you will see it everyday, i.e., on your nightstand, at your desk, where you have coffee. This will help to remind you to journal.
2. Part of keeping a journal, is skipping a day, a week, and even months.
3. Writing a word, sentences, or paragraphs, journaling whatever you have to say that day is just the right amount to write.
Do the words “travel journal” bring up images of grade school essays, “What I did on my summer vacation?” Are you a person who groans at the thought of keeping a trip journal, claiming that you are on vacation? Are you one who believes writing is an assignment rather than a pleasure? If so, perhaps it is time to look at writing with new eyes.
I have a friend who professionally writes, and she loves to write. She keeps a daily journal, taking it with her when she is on trips. As soon as the flight attendant gives permission to use the plane’s drop-down trays, she takes out her journal and begins capturing her her adventure.