Using a Journal Headshot

Using a Journal HeadshotA journal headshot (a short entry) provides a quick picture of yourself at any time of the day. You can use it as a quick check of where you are during a break. You can also use it as a beginning journal entry, if you are just starting to journal. You can also write a series of journal headshots for a week or so. Then reread them and see if you discover any patterns in your thoughts, feelings, actions or perceptions. Keep this exercise handy for use at any time.
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How To Use A Journal To Cut Your Stress

Are you looking for some inside information on journaling? Here’s an up-to-date report from journaling experts who should know.

Writing in your journal on a regular basis can actually help you prevent stress. You will learn to think out your problems in an organized way. You will learn how to express yourself and release emotions and anxieties. You learn how to manage your life more productively so you do not have such overwhelming feelings which lead to stress.
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Craft Project Inspiration – Keep a Creativity Journal and Spark New Craft Ideas

Creativity JournalMaking craft projects is a popular hobby for lots of reasons: relaxation, self fulfillment, homemade gifts, earning extra money, or simply as a way to honor one’s creativity. Even veteran crafters sometimes become unenthused or uninspired about their projects, perhaps putting away their craft supplies for a time.
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How to Create A Journal Persona

How to Create a Journal PersonFirst of all, I often become too intense when I journal. Sometimes it’s easier for me to be serious then to write fun entries. There’s always a season to journal about serious topics. I am going to introduce one simple way to have fun when you journal.
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A Career Journal Can Prepare You For When Fate Forces You Into A Job Search

career journalImagine this, as unpleasant as it might be: You’re content in your job, which has decent pay and good benefits, a convenient commute, and just the right work-life balance. You wouldn’t dream of working elsewhere.

But wait! Here’s the unpleasant part: Your company has missed its financial goals and it probably won’t recover for some time. It announces layoffs – and you’re one of them. You’re stunned and devastated, to say the least.
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The Benefits of Journal Writing

The Benefits of Journal WritingEveryday we experience many different events. Some good, some bad, some memorable and some that can be forgotten the next day. For writers, these events of our lives are a treasure trove of material that could be very valuable to us.

You just had a fight with your mother? Why not write it down?

You just broke your leg? Why not sit down and scribble a few lines describing how it feels?
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16 Tips on Keeping a Journal or Diary

journaling tips1. New to keeping a journal? Start with writing, Today, I am grateful for, and fill in the blank with what you are grateful for.

2. Write in your journal freely. Do not worry about how it looks, or even grammar and spelling errors. Write how you want, what you want, and where you want.
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Helping Teens Learn How to Keep a Journal

teen journalBeing able to express ourselves using the hand written word is rapidly becoming a lost art. Kids are more likely to type on their laptops or send a text message if they have anything to say. But writing by hand is a whole different experience for teens: it’s a much more emotional connection with their inner selves, and it will be a tool that they can use to help them navigate through their most turbulent years. Here are some ways to help teens want to keep a journal.
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