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WHY WE SHOULD JOURNAL AND METHODS TO USE PT 2

Friday, November 08, 2013

© 11/5/2013
by del'jean




DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE SEVERELY DEPRESSED, SUICIDAL, OR EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE, SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP. I am not a DR.

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 have some issue with eating or exercise. Right?
Yes, God created us all!

The bible is full of people who wrote in their Journal, too!

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LIKE LOST MEMORIES

BROKEN 'N BARE LYING IN THE OPEN FOR ALL TO SEE
I BELIEVE GOD, LIKE A MAGNET,
WILL DRAW ALL OF MY PIECES BACK TO ME

HE IS THE MAGNET

I AM ME

WAITING IN HOPE BROKEN 'N BARE
LOST MEMORIES
ARE STILL PIECES OF ME

© 04/8/2009
by del'jean



PART 2 continued:

C. HOW DO WE BEGIN TO JOURNAL?
1. Begin writing about your current issue(s), one at a time.
a. Don't be concerned about grammar or spelling.
b. This is about you, not about becoming a published author. ( yet. ) emoticon
c. What you did today may be another good topic, if you have no current issues.
2. Does the experience you have written about remind you of something that has happened before? emoticon
3. How do you feel about your discovery? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
4. Question yourself as you write with the 5 'W's: who; what; when; where and why.



D. WHAT MEDIUMS SHOULD WE USE.
1. Pen and paper (unless your mind is so cluttered with stuff, you lose everything, like I did) then: emoticon
2. Computer ( I always knew where to find my journal)
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E. HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE JOURNAL? Journal daily or make a date with yourself as your time allows and KEEP the date! emoticon

F. WHY TRY OTHER MEDIUMS?
1. Whenever you uncover something particularly upsetting and have no feelings but you know you should feel SOMETHING try other mediums to connect! emoticon
2. If you uncover something and have STRONG emotions, rage, happiness, and need to express it to keep it from flowing over into your life, try other mediums! emoticon emoticon
The photo below is me as I first began 'waking up' from the trauma:




cont. tomorrow in Part 3


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PATRICIA441 11/13/2013 8:06PM

  I have been journaling for many years. I write my food plan for the day then my feelings on how my day is going. This has been a fantastic tool for me because I often re-read the books and see where I am growing, where I learned from a bad experience and could see I was headed down the wrong path and how I turned it around! Yep, highly recommend it!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/8/2013 8:23PM

    Great ideas and I too cannot wait for installment #3. And what a gorgeous woman you are too!

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MICKEYH 11/8/2013 1:19PM

    You looks lovely!! Can't wait to see Part 3. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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HEISTHEANSWER 11/8/2013 11:27AM

    It is when we are quiet that memories come rushing back; some good and some not so good. Learning to give our bad memories to God through faith is the way to overcome.
Through his help we can say I do not have to let the past win in the present.

Love this blog. Thanks

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AVANELL 11/8/2013 8:15AM

    I quiet myself before God and then ask Him what He would like to say to me today. Then I listen for the response of His Spirit within me. What He says always lines up with Scripture so I know it is from Him! He affirms me lovingly and corrects me gently, I love to hear His voice!

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