This is an excellent idea. Just reading the article, I could invision it and already felt better.
4/5/2008 1:33:07 PM
I have been journaling for at least 7 years. Every year I read what happened the year before. It amazes me because I am still standing. I feel anger, pain, joy , love, and a sense of power when I read my past. I am a growing spirit that food can not nourish or destroy. I had been 250lbs; with spirit Ihave lost 50 of those pounds. I have been changing the way I think about myself. Am I good enough? Good enough for who? I am doing me and you do you. I can not please the world only the one who created me.
I think I just had an epiphany from reading this article! I never considered myself to have anything less than good self esteem but since starting this healthy lifestyle change I had begun to reconsider whether it was true or not. The usual journalling only served to depress me...SO much focus on mistakes and what I shouldn't be doing! But journalling ONLY positives? *wow* THAT could get to be inspirational! Thank you for the article...it's a revelation!
2/24/2008 12:40:13 PM
This is a really good idea!! I am NOT a writer at all and journalling in any form does not come easy however I am gonna give this a shot.
2/23/2008 2:19:26 PM
I have been blogging 5 positives things about my day for the past month and things are looking up for me. My days are going better and life just seems to be alot funner since I started doing the daily 5.Check out my Sparkpage BLOGS to see how far I've come!!!
This can only have good and positive effects on your self esteem. I think alot of us do spend so much time focusing on the things we think we do wrong and our actual failings that we forget that we do and offer many, many more good and positive things for ourselves and those around us. I've also known people that keep a gratitude journal. They write down at the end of each day at least 5 things that they are grateful for. Kinda the same thing, but could do both. I love this idea!
2/22/2008 2:44:21 PM
This is a wonderful article to feel great about yourself. I am recently separated....on my own so have to do things for myself......ripe out the caulking and redoing (yeah!!!); getting rid of the mouse (yuk!); reversing the handle on the fridge (yeah!!!!); putting together drawers/staining/varithaining (yeessss!!). These kind of things for a journal of your accomplishments; plus many other things. Reading the article made me think of all that I have accomplished on my own and makes me ssssoooo content and "worth every pound of my body"
Although I've been journaling, it's been more of a free-form thing. That's not a bad thing, since it lets me get out any negative feelings, or whatevers bugging me, but I love the idea of focusing on positives as well. I need to start focusing on that as well, for a more balanced approach.
I loved this article. I started journaling in high school when my english teacher had us write in our journals 3 times a week in class. I loved it and continued for several years then stopped because life got in the say. I have bought a new journal today and will restart my love of journaling again. Thanks for the article.
This artice is so true..I am a professional in the "help professions", I facilitate workshops in health and wellness and the must of my workshop is that all participants must journal. I give them all a journal when they arrive, because I know that they will soon to love to journal and see their life change. When you take your own thoughts, feelings, goals and inspirations and put them to paper...you see that you can usually solve many of your own mysteries...for many of us, eating is emotional, for others, it is something else, whatever, your reason is...put it down on paper and see it, read it....and then, ask yourself if you need to make changes...You can do it!
When I was single I always kept a journal to keep me focused on my goals at that time. Strangely, I let myself get away from the habit after most of those goals were achieved. This article reminded me of the importance of examining your life on a very regular basis. I'm starting again tonight!
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