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REASONS TO JOURNAL part 1

Thursday, November 07, 2013

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE SEVERELY DEPRESSED, SUICIDAL, OR EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE, SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP. I am not a DR. emoticon
11/5/2013
by del'jean



Journaling can reveal WHY we are turning to food instead of GOD! Yes, obesity is at it's highest among Christians. Can having a journal solve overeating and all bad habits? No! But it can shed 'His light' on why we are eating over our problems instead of TURNING TO HIM.
Let's face it, we are all here because we over eat or or have some issue with eating or exercise. Right?

BUT:

emoticon (If you are sad and need an accountability partner, emoticon for your journal, humble yourself and FIND ONE! You may not want to share everything, but at least, if you need to share, you will have someone you trust lined up! So, write the persons name down, make contact, and begin to journal! GOD GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE! emoticon
**If you need medications or are on medications, currently, continue on as your DR. suggests.)


Yes, we are all uniquely made as God's creation!

Still, God gave me a mind and intelligence to learn.

My journey came to an abrupt change, after several attempts to journal over a period of a few years. Why? I unlocked the key to what was 'ailing' me! Finally, I had a MAJOR breakthrough. That was 12 years ago!!
Yes, my journal unlocked the door to hidden things in my childhood and I was set free; (ENOUGH ABOUT ME)


I. WHAT CAN BE LEARNED THROUGH A WRITTEN JOURNAL HAS HELPED ME WITH WEIGHT LOSS AS WELL. It helps me to understand why I want to eat when I'm not hungry. emoticon

A. To JOURNAL emoticon is a major KEY for us to understand ourselves.
1. It helps us to sort through our ideas and feelings, goals and beliefs.
2. To Journal can gives us a clear picture of what our values are and why.
3. It may even help us to find a new direction, if necessary, or continue on our merry way.


B. HOW A JOURNAL CAN HELP US: emoticon
1. It helps us to track what we are thinking by separating our spam filter from our personal mail, so to speak; in other words, it helps clear the clutter from our thought life. emoticon
2. It gives us a clear picture of our relationships with ourselves, emoticon others emoticon , our mate, emoticon and/or things. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

3. When we reread what we have written, we will see a pattern or theme (maybe even a picture) emerge.
4. Things we don't like we can change.
5. Things we like we strengthen.

I needed JESUS to journal, successfully, and found my way back to HIM through the journal process. I thought He had left me, at the time, but He never left! He set me free!



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LINTPICKER 11/10/2013 6:35AM

    I need to do this

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1CRAZYDOG 11/7/2013 2:19PM

    Journaling is such an awesome tool that I use too and it has helped me be successful @ maintaining. Perfect? No. Dips in the road @ times, but always find the way back.

GREAT blog.

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MADEIT3 11/7/2013 12:12PM

    Getting thoughts and feelings out there always helps. Thanks for posting.

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HEISTHEANSWER 11/7/2013 11:28AM

    Awesome! I appreciate this!

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SINGINGLADY47 11/7/2013 10:10AM

    Thank you! I needed this this morning. Sometimes, we don't realize what a great tool journaling is in reaching new heights in our lives. Then when we read the things we have written in our journal, we can see the progress that we have made, your last sentence for example. Thank you again. Judi

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EVWINGS 11/7/2013 9:58AM

    During my two bouts with cancer and during learning to live a more healthy lifestyle ,I
have journaled. I am now in the process of writing a book about this period of time and how I changed. As a journal teacher, I feel you did a really great job on this blog! Congratulations.

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AVANELL 11/7/2013 8:42AM

    I journal my conversations with God....both what I say to Him and what He says to me. He never fails to respond when I quiet myself before Him, turn the eyes of my heart to Him and listen to the inner flow of His Spirit within my own heart. Then I can write what thoughts He gives me. It's a great way to focus myself on Him and discipline myself to listen instead of just reading off a list of requests and then going out without waiting for His response.

Great blog! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/7/2013 8:39AM

    I would like this site to come out with a SP journal. I'd buy it. Have a good day.

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PATTYKLAVER 11/7/2013 8:37AM

    This is a great blog. Thank you for sharing what is exactly true, but most people don't think about.

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NEEDTOBESLIM3 11/7/2013 4:03AM

    Thank you, great blog. XX

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MICKEYH 11/7/2013 3:34AM

    These are great advice. I may com cider using journal. Thank you for sharing.
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HABITATVITALITY 11/7/2013 1:41AM

    Great post - I have learned from experience that what you say is true, particularly the sentence. 'When we reread what we have written, we begin to see a theme/picture emerge'.
I used to journal a lot when I was younger and also write poetry to express myself. Theme's kept emerging which helped me understand a lot more about myself. I hope your post helps someone start journalising. emoticon

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