I have always been a writer, and to have a designated place and subject appears as though it will be very psitive. I have brain damage, and sometimes my mind just wanders (usually in conunction with my legs to the fridge). Will use this as a first line of defense against emotional/tired/eating for reasons other than hunger blocker.
Thank you for this idea. I've known for a long time my biggest problem is what I think and say of myself. This is a great idea. Hopefully it will teach me to say positive things about myself, instead ot the negative. Thank you.
8/19/2012 10:39:23 PM
Shouldn't have to make a blog private to avoid unwanted comments friendly or other wise. Should have a level of privacy button to protect ourselfs from unwanted comments to issues intended for own eyes in single issue blog. If the button is there we would feel more safe. This privillege is enjoyed free on most other blog web sites. Sparkspeople clearly doesn't understand this need.
The easiest way to keep a journal is either to keep it and a pen by your bedside and include it as part of your pre-bed routine, or to carry a small one in your purse and write thoughts throughout the dy when you have a break. I have 54 journals. I'd have more if I wrote in them every day. ;-)
I have been journaling since June 1986. It has been a godsend (for lack of a better word at the moment). I can see how I've changed and grown in some areas and stayed the course in others. I always feel better after journaling and highly recommend it.
I disagree with the "this applies to all walks of life" on page 1, simply because my grandfather always graded his own children harder in his classroom than he did the other students who were not his children. My dad told me so. However, I'm grateful for this article overall!
8/19/2012 10:54:06 AM
That 's why I blog everyday, its keeps me in the guidelines of my plans and feed gives me encouragement by other members.
Journalling has always made me see the truth in whatever I was journalling about. I would write and write and then reread it. It made me honest. To journal for improving self esteem is great too. Sometimes at night I tell myself: you ate a good person, you are a good person, you are a good person. I know I am but I compare other peoples outsides to my insides. I need to remember we are al insecure at some level and at some parts of our lives.
This is actually a pretty good idea. I think I'll do it. :)
6/3/2012 2:44:50 AM
Such a loving article and a blessing. Thank You!! Just reading it and the comments makes me realize its importance and inspiration for me, many women (and men) who thought journaling was a waste of time. You will unconsciounsley realize your true worth, self-confidence, self esteme, perserverence, etc. every day. I am sure the results of journaling will be of great success, less negativity and failure is not an option, for easily reaching your goals. ( also resulting in more time you need to devote to yourself realizing that is why we are all here). I am sure 5 will easily become 10 or more (on a daily basis as we all multi-tast and do not realize "the small stuff" ) No matter what your individual needs may be, journaling and reflecting back on your journals is a step to becoming inspired and the best you were ment to be. I now realize journaling is the silent teacher of my thoughts, feelings and a great new, old, re-newed habit to have in becoming successful.
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