Here are my top 5 reasons to keep a running log:
A blank journal page or computer screen can be intimidating. But this thought did not enter my head after my daughter and father-in-law died the same weekend. Journaling was the only way I could cope. It helped me cope and continued to help me when my brother died eight weeks later and when my former son-in-law died.
Keeping a journal is the key to success and fulfillment. If you are looking for success in your life begin by journaling in each of these major areas. Here are the 7 areas of your life you need to journal about to improve your life today.
Writing one of the fundamental means of communication. We use it to connect with family, friends, co-workers near and far. Communication is paramount to understanding, growth, peace, etc. We acknowledge that without communication the flow of life simple couldn’t exist. But what about communication and connecting with the inner self? In essence the inner self is the universal compass that guides and directs us from a deep wellspring of knowledge and wisdom.
Daily journal writing can be an excellent tool of self-expression and self-discovery for preteens and teens (actually for kids of all ages!). Journal writing helps them to process the myriad of thoughts, feelings, and emotions they experience and becomes an invaluable tool for understanding their many life experiences. It is also an excellent form of creative self-expression.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by complicated or confusing emotions? In order to increase your self-awareness and gain an understanding of why it is you feel the way you do, or react in certain ways, journaling could be the answer for you. Through journaling, you can expand self-awareness by identifying and expressing your feelings in writing.
“The positive thing about writing is that you connect with yourself in the deepest way, and that’s heaven. You get a chance to know who you are, to know what you think. You begin to have a relationship with your mind.” — Natalie Goldberg
It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do regularly, and over the years I’ve started journals in many different forms. I have bits of journals in several notebooks and in several computer files, but while they’re interesting, they’re more a testament to my failure to keep a journal going for very long.
Business ideas are coming to us all the time — where are you going to keep those ideas so that you can use them in the future? Keeping a journal for your business ideas will be one of the best business tools you can have.
“We have 50,000 ideas run through our minds daily. Ideas are like wet slippery fish. You got to get ‘em when they show up or they will slip away never to be seen again.” – Earl Nightingale
Journaling is a practice we can use to get to know ourselves better. For the most part, we thoroughly enjoy the experience, and it leads to greater self-confidence and personal health.
There may be times, though, when your journaling seems bogged down in too much You. You realize you’re in a rut and you’re starting to dislike yourself.