Chances are excellent that there is at least one character trait, habit or push-button response that you would love to change, if only you had an easy way to do it.
Maybe one person knows exactly how to push your buttons (and does it often!), and you would like to stop responding the way you always do.
Maybe you notice a bad habit you would like to break
Maybe you want to try on a new role or behavior in your life to change the results you get.
Journaling is a stress free learning technique. My children who journaled seemed to have much more pleasure in—and success at—writing.
Children want to be just like their parents and your writing will inspire their writing, so let your young child see you journaling, even before that child writes. Rather than being a chore, you will find journaling to be multifaceted and rewarding.
1) It keeps you sane
Psychologists recommend journaling to their patients, because journals are private, you can say anything that you want and use them as way to destress. Instead of keeping everything bottled up you can write your frustrations and get them out on paper and this reduces your chances of depression, appearing crazy by blowing up in public for no apparent reason and getting sick from all the toxic energy that bad emotions produce.
Question for singles:
What do you do with your occasional feelings of loneliness, frustration with dating, perhaps frustration with yourself and/or the opposite sex? Do these feelings and thoughts run around and around in your head, interfering with your ability to think clearly, causing more frustration? Read below to learn how to get these thoughts and feelings out so you can have a more peaceful, more enjoyable life.
Do the words “travel journal” bring up images of grade school essays, “What I did on my summer vacation?” Are you a person who groans at the thought of keeping a trip journal, claiming that you are on vacation? Are you one who believes writing is an assignment rather than a pleasure? If so, perhaps it is time to look at writing with new eyes.
I have a friend who professionally writes, and she loves to write. She keeps a daily journal, taking it with her when she is on trips. As soon as the flight attendant gives permission to use the plane’s drop-down trays, she takes out her journal and begins capturing her her adventure.
“I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot… and memory is important.” — Judy Collins
Several well-known authors recommend that you keep a journal in order to reconnect with yourself and to unload those thoughts which weigh heavily on your mind. Julia Cameron advises in “The Artist’s Way“ that you write something called “Morning Pages”, which are basically stream of consciousness writing done every morning, preferably by hand. She argues that keeping a journal will allow you to access your intuition and will help you to begin to trust your inner knowledge.
Recording and tracking your 100 Life Goals in a journal or diary is a powerful tool that can add to your personal and professional well being. Journaling goals is a great way to focus, clarify, and understand what your true intentions are, and how you are going to reach your goals.
In your journal you will record and track your Life Goals, 1 thru 100. (Or your 10 Life Goals, or 150, or 1,000, whatever number of goals you have now, remembering you can add to and delete from your list of Life Goals through the years.)
Everyone who has kept a personal journal knows that writing is a therapeutic process that helps integrate seemingly unconnected life events. Some believe the process works because the physical act of writing (using your hand-eye coordination) occupies your left brain, leaving your right brain free to access emotions, intuit connections, and create new insights.
How else can journaling help?