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Improve Your Self-Esteem with Journaling

Writing a Better You

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BEAUTIFLYHEALTH

8/5/2012 4:14:54 PM

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This is actually a pretty good idea. I think I'll do it. :)

HATZISAVVAS1

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.

Happy journaling and...
May God bless all of you

PJFSDIET

4/20/2012 3:20:26 PM

Thanks very much! I use the Journal contained in the Planner, but I use it pretty much to talk about my food, exercise, etc. A positive self-talk journal sounds like fun! I'm going to give it a try :)

GREENSIDEGAL

10/24/2011 6:21:28 PM

Although I've written daily, my "journal" is usually about what I've eaten and not much at all about feelings or what else is happening in my life. Thanks for an interesting new perspective on "logging in".

JOYCEATH50

10/24/2011 11:16:45 AM

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I use my Sparkpeople blog every day that I can. It enables others to help me feel good about myself too. :) Love Joyce

EVANIAN

10/20/2011 6:33:33 AM

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I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS, BUT I NEED TO WRITE MORE POSITIVE COMMENTS ABOUT MYSELF. THANKS FOR THE ARTICLE!

MARY9602

10/12/2011 3:24:54 PM

I just started keeping a journal. I did this many many years ago and it really helped me, but since then, I've had many obsticles steer me away from doing what I liked most. Keeping a journal is one way to take timeout for myself. I will write in my journal throughout the day. Once a week, I take a look at my accomplishments and tomorrow is another day even if yesterday wasn't the best.

OMAETZ

10/10/2011 11:03:57 PM

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I am new to Spark People and need to write things down. I hope that starting a journal will help.

VKBOWE

10/5/2011 7:23:19 AM

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Have never journaled. It's hard for me to put things on paper. Am going to try and start this. It sounds like a great idea.

HEALTHLOVENYC

9/8/2011 1:35:41 PM

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Great article! I regularly journal, but I've never really used it to identify positive attributes about myself. I'll give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion.

LILYBLITTLE

7/27/2011 3:48:15 PM

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I'm getting back to journaling. It's not that I'm down on myself MOST of the time. I do know that I'm worth the time that I put in to my fitness. I tend to expect a lot of myself and expect a better result than I get sometimes. Mostly I'm just not patient for the end results that I want. Journaling is helping a little. I'm at the point in my weight loss where the issues I've buried in the weight are coming out and I'm dealing with them again. But it's coming. Slowly. =)

SLENDER_Z

7/15/2011 6:37:57 AM

I love this article. I've journaled on and off for much of my life, and it was usually helpful in getting out bad and depressing stuff -- but when I started feeling happier, I didn't want to journal anymore; just sitting down to write would actually put me in a worse state of mind. Lately I've been doing better, setting positive goals and writing about gratitude as well as the rough spots -- but this article takes that idea to a new level. Who says I can't write a beautiful book for myself, full of everything that's good about me? It's not as if I'll get a swelled head -- it's too easy to think of what's "wrong" with me! Now I'm motivated to think of what's right instead, and write it down so I can read it to myself when I need a lift. Maybe I'll even get to the point where just sitting down and opening the book makes my heart sing.

KSGAL58

5/30/2011 10:47:39 PM

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i never have kept a journal, but when young once in awhile id write in a diary, im going to start tommorow keeping a journal

K_RENEE

5/28/2011 11:02:54 PM

I write in a journal, albeit sporadically, and I don't think it's very positive. I usually write about the things that went wrong or the things I did wrong and how I can do better. I guess I figured it was the same thing, but now I see the difference. I'll try this way for now.

LINDAJBERG

5/15/2011 7:03:56 AM

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I've written in journals for many years. It has been helpful in the past. I probably need to start doing this again. My self-esteem has taken a nose dive recently.

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