7 Tips For Starting Your Painting Art Journal

Art JournalYour painting art journal is a powerful way to jump-start your future painting projects. Consider the following tips to get started.

1. Obtain an 8 1/2 x 11 size hard cover sketchbook. Of course, you could make your own journal, but that is for another discussion. Why keep a journal? It is important to maintain a journal to record important ideas that you receive. If not those great ideas will fly out of your mind as quickly as you receive them. Therefore, Keep your journal with you at all times.
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Generate Writing Ideas From Your Personal Journal and Freewriting Notebook

Generate Writing IdeasWhen it comes to generating ideas and characters to write about for your novel, essay, or children’s story, two of your best resources to glean ideas from are your two best writing friends: Your Personal Journal and your Freewriting Notebook.
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Simplify Your Thoughts With a Healing Journal

Healing JournalAfter living with Multiple Sclerosis for over eighteen years, I’ve finally begun to cure it myself through the healing power of journal therapy. In 2001, I lost feeling on the right side of my body, making it difficult to walk and impossible to write with my dominant right hand. I needed a way to teach my left hand how to write. What better way than by starting a journal?
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Writing a Journal – Tips on Organisation and Motivation

Journal Organization and MotivationFollowing some important guidelines will enable you to start your own journal and more importantly to enjoy adding to it on a regular basis.

Your journal is not a daily diary: you don’t have to force yourself to write something, anything without fail every day. Approaching your journal in this way is likely to demotivate and make you avoid writing entirely. As an alternative, it is a good idea to keep a small note book or a few note books in strategic places: for instance by your bedside so that just before dropping off you can jot down a few notes of the day’s events that will trigger your memory when you have time to write.
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Keep a Dream Journal – Why Bother?

Dream JournalWant a key to unlock your inner wisdom? Try keeping a dream journal.

Experts believe that our nighttime dreams deal with concerns, worries, or events that we experience during our waking hours. A study done in 2003 speculated that about 50-percent of people have work-related nightmares.
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How to Keep an Addiction Recovery Journal

Addiction Recovery JournalDuring any addiction recovery process and even afterward, support is essential. A simple, easy and proven effective way, that anyone can use to support themselves, is keeping an addiction recovery journal or diary. An excellent tool for recovery, as well as a great way of doing our Daily 10th Step Inventory, journaling provides a record of gratitudes, goals, intentions, and the ups and the downs of life. Journaling is a record of our actions and growth, our dreams and desires.
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How to Journal for the Soul

How to Journal for the SoulA journal can serve so many purposes. There are food journals to assist with weight loss, home improvement journals, baby keepsake journals, and travel journals, just to name a few. I started my first journal at age 15 simply because I wanted to remember what it was like to be that age, and realized that if I didn?t write it down, I would forget. Just recently, I began blank book number 12! These simple books, filled with life?s memories, are among my most prized possessions.
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Creating A Bird Journal

Bird JournalKeeping a bird feeder journal is easy to create and fun to do. It can be your personal journal or a family journal. All you need is a notebook, pen and a bird feeder. You can enhance your experience with a pair of binoculars and a field guide to help you identify the birds that may visit your feeder.
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Your Child’s Personal Journal Can Become His Best Friend

Childrens JournalsYears of in-depth research show clearly that children are more likely to succeed in learning when their families actively support them. When you and other family members read with your children, help them with homework, talk with their educators, and participate in school, homeschool or other learning activities, you give your children a tremendous advantage and a firm foundation and basis for learning.
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Weight Loss Tool – Food Journal

Food JournalAll the weight control experts recommend keeping a record of what you eat. Seeing your daily intake in black and white reality can boost your pride in your self-discipline, gently confront you with some less than stellar choices you’ve made, or cast you into a morass of guilt and depression when you face the epicurean debacle that your food intake represents.
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