17 Great Reasons To Carry A Pen & Paper

open notebook icon with pencil isolatedOkay, so you carry your i-thingy and your android-whats-its, so why do you also need a primitive 20th century pen and simple notebook or legal pad?

There’s still nothing that activates the brain like that old pen and paper behavior from childhood.

Some reasons why it’s great to be able to write at any time of the day and wherever we find ourselves.

Writing allows you to:
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Holiday Journal Therapy

Holiday JournalThe holiday season is a time of great celebration, but if you have recently lost someone who was very close to you, the holidays can be painful and hard to endure. You are grieving, yet everyone expects you to join in the good times.

Similarly, if you lost a loved one at a holiday time in a previous year, the season can be a difficult challenge for you ever thereafter.

If this describes you, remember first that it is perfectly okay for you to have conflicting feelings and ups and downs. Trying to suppress or mask your grief doesn’t help, as it will surface eventually. Fully experiencing your feelings is the best way to work through them.

A safe and effective way to work through your grief and find a way to enjoy the celebrations again is by using your journal.

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Why I Keep a Journal

Why I Keep a Journal

journalingI am a journaler. I have kept a journal for over 25 years. You can give me any date in the past 25 years and I can tell you what I was doing on that date.

Some people have questioned why I do this. Why bother? What good reasons do I have to keep a journal? That’s what I would like to talk about today.

Let me introduce my topic by sharing this little story with you:

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Journaling Your Way To Happiness

journalingOprah has said it and so will I, keeping a daily journal is an excellent way to help yourself to a generous dose of Happiness.

In studies conducted, it has been found that writing the events of the day in a journal drastically increases your powers of recall and memory.

It also helps to ‘unload’ all the baggage you’ve collected during the day.

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Want Grief Relief? Journal About The Death Of Your Loved One To Create A Happier Life

journalingWant grief relief, but don’t know how to help yourself get it?

Do you wonder if there is a way to deal with the avalanche of grief that buries you after your loved one dies? Do you want to work yourself through this deepest of misery that plagues you, and maybe even before?

Richard Ballo, author of the award-winning book, Life Without Lisa, offers hope and a way.

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Top 5 Journal Topics – Introduction to Journal Writing

Journal WorkshopWriting is one of the few art forms that can be practiced by virtually anyone.

Whether you’ve taken a class to become a better writer or not, or you just want to write for pleasure or for friends and family, writing can be a cathartic and healing activity, and can be done almost anywhere and at any time.

Many people who are new to the writing process often find a relatively easy and cost-free way to begin, is by starting a journal.

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Three Ways to Write Your Way Through a Life Change

Journal WorkshopNew schools… new family dynamics… new relationships… new jobs… new bodies… new projects…new perspectives…

September has always been a season of change for me. As a mother, wife, daughter, teacher and business professional, many opportunities for development and growth seem to present themselves in September in almost every aspect of my life.

It’s up to me to choose which paths to follow. And, whether the upcoming changes are welcome or not, there’s something unsettling about change. So I find clarity and guidance in journal writing.

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Journaling – The Thought Sorter

Journaling for Personal GrowthThere’s no doubt that journaling is hugely valuable, rewarding and helpful. But there is a right and a wrong way to journal.

Why journal anyway?

Einstein said “You can’t solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created the problem”.

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Ideas for Simplifying Daily Journal Writing

journal writingWriting in a journal every day takes discipline. There is no better way to learn the nuts and bolts of good writing, however. Daily journal writing not only helps you unwind and figure out your feelings, it also gives you that practice time needed to become a skilled writer. So how do you start this habit of daily journaling?

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Journaling for Stress Relief

journalingOne of the great things about natural stress remedies is that they can be facilitated with mundane, household items like a pen and paper or notebook. Writing your thoughts down, for example, may be more useful than just recording your life experiences and feelings.

Some consider doing so to be among the most powerful of stress reducers. Indeed, expressing your emotions through the written word may help you relieve stress naturally while reducing worry, anxiety and other depressive symptoms.

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