Some people write in their journal in the evening, unwinding and reflecting on their day. I find that starting the day with a journal entry makes for a great day. Try using your journal to set a positive mood for the day.
Teaching journal writing is both fun and challenging. Here are a few tips to get started.
Find A Location
Journal writing workshops can be taught in a lot of different places. If you have a friendly local bookstore that has the space, talk to the manager there and see if you can teach your class there. It would be helpful to know before asking if the bookstore in question does that type if thing, so see if you can find a calendar sheet or something first. Some other options include a local library, community center or school. If you have the right amount of experience and you believe you could get enough participants, you might also check into teaching a night class at a local community college.
The movies–what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! I love going to the movies. When I thought about why I look forward to going to a movie, I realized it was like meditation for me. The only thing that was on my mind was what was in front of me on the screen. I am in the moment when I am at a movie.
Keeping a journal is a proven, powerful tool to enhance and benefit not only your personal life and well being. Journaling can also do the same for your work life. It is a way to record and track daily activities and thoughts, which can help with long term projects and goals.
Did you know that using a personal journal is a life tool that will help you identify and solve problems? For journalers, identifying problems is easy. We just re-read our journals.
There are many other good reasons to re-read a journal, one of them being to identify recurrent themes. Recurrent journaling themes are ideas or thoughts that keep surfacing in a journaler’s diary or blog. It’s important to examine them and learn from them.
During an interview with Sandi Givens, the discussion lead to how women sometimes have a difficult time disassociating themselves from the things that they do. In other words, when a woman presents an idea to someone, and the idea is rejected or she’s told it’s not a very good idea; many women find it difficult to remember that it was the idea itself that was rejected and not the “woman”. In other words, women become so closely attached to their ideas and the work that they do, that if something they’ve brought up is put down, it’s often seen by the woman as a put down or reflection of themselves.
What if I were to tell you that just one year from now your IQ could be 25 percent higher than what it is today? And what if I told you that all you needed to do was perform a simple daily exercise that would make it happen? In fact, there is strong evidence that by doing this one simple exercise, you can dramatically increase your IQ – and even make yourself a genius!
Many people think personal journaling means writing a book of deep thoughts, but the most useful journals are simple notebooks that contain mundane lists, like grocery lists or to-do lists. I teach journaling workshops, and people are surprised when I tell them they can save over $100 a month by keeping a grocery journal.
Keeping a journal is a form of creative expression that enhances the creativity coaching process. Keeping a journal develops emotional awareness, reinforces self-esteem and aids in problem-solving. Keeping a journal also provides a written record of artistic growth, struggle and change.
Here are some basic exercises that I use throughout the creativity coaching process.
1X bought Journal with handmade paper pages
3 sheets of Handmade paper with texture / pastel color or white
1 Yards x 2 inch Satin Ribbon
30 X Assorted sized silk flat flowers
1X Baby Hand print and /or Footprint Stamp and ink pad
A small Cardboard Frame or other scrap booking items to decorate the cover