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Anyone else resist writing journals?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I was just reading on SP about doing a mini-Fastbreak and one of the suggestions was to journal.
Andie McDowell who writes one of the most inspiring blogs I know of (and who has lost 135lbs and maintained that loss for 6 years) also talks of the power of journalling. And journalling with paper and pen rather than making a blog entry.

But for some reason I resist it.
I love writing, always have.
So why won't I journal about food/weightloss/etc?
I don't know.

I wonder if it's bc it's so personal.

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Argh, what the heck I've decided I'm just going to 'feel the fear and do it anyway'!

I've found a good journal-y notebook I've had lying around for years, and a pen that writes (!) and I'm going to do it as a 2 week mini-Fastbreak as SP suggests.
I'm not usually motivated by challenges but this journalling idea has been niggling away at me for ages and I want to find out why!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NESARIAN 12/30/2012 6:51PM

    Yes, I am not drawn to journaling though I know research backs it as key to success.
I do agree that pen and paper is better than blogging on a computer as the physical process of writing stimulates the brain in ways keyboards do not. Still, I am not comfy writing. And, that says to me it is time to leave my comfort zone and grow! fast breaks sound doable so i greatly thank you for inspiring me to finally face my fear and allow myself to grow beyond it. emoticon

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SLIMINDOWN31 12/30/2012 5:31PM

    I have journaled for the past 5 yrs and it is the best thing that I do for myself.

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CANDICE293 12/30/2012 5:11PM

    I hear you with journalling I used to journal, pen and paper journal and every time I mean to start I never get it going. I think that mini fast break goal is a great goal to have! Good luck! emoticon

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