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I'm glad you like them Jessica. Journaling...about anything is very good because it is positive for your body to get things out...even ideas, so things are not roaming in your mind to keep you awake causing body stress as well.

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I like all these individual ideas for journals. For me I think it will be nice to roll them all into one. Your list has given me many new ideas to write about, I think I'm going to start journaling again. emoticon for your inspiration.

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TYPES OF JOURNALS TO CONSIDER - LESSON 3

1 Daily Journal - The daily of who, what, when where, why and how in your life.

2 Career Journal - Where are you now? Where would you like to be in 1 year: 3 Years? 5 Years?

3 Education Journal - What are you doing, what have you done and accomplished?

4 Fitness Journal - track what you have done for fitness, including housework and career

5 Medical Journal - keep track of all your doctor's visits and what was said, done, diganosed, prescribed

6 Women/Man Journal - what it is like to be, for me, a woman. The challenges, the benefits. etc.

7 Married Journal - for couples who are married and would like to keep track of their firsts - first candlelight dinner, first Christmas etc.

8 Being Single Journal - for the single person never married, the widow or widower or the happily single again (divorced) What is your life like now:? What would you change? What Do you like? What don't you like)

9 Bible Study Journal - if you are a Christian, keep track of your Bible studies here

10 Crafts and Hobbies - Keep track of all the crafts and hobbies you currently enjoy. It doesn't matter if you do all of them or not. Write them down. If you are working on a project, write out what that project is you are working on, what the materials are, and all other necessary notes about that craft.

11 Blessings Journal - Keep a list of everything you are blessed with. This goes beyond our own minds' limits. Our home, food, family, clothes, TV, Computer, yarn, music, music players, pets, decorations, free education for children, free rights, freedom, Laws and Justice that try to keep us safe, my calendars that keep me straight, pens, papers, pencil crayons - anything for a stationary junkie ;) Write down EVERYTHING you have in your possession. Then when a baby is born, or somebody gets married, write it down as well.

12 Special Occasians - This is for when babies are born, people are married, people hit those milestones and also when they pass on. Write as detailed a description about those days as possible and celebrate them all, even the funerals. At least your loved one is not in pain anymore.

13 Special Events - Concernts, Sports Games, trips to Big Fair Grounds like Wonderland or Darrien Lake. Write down every detail you can remember. Meeting your favourite star would fall under this category as well.

14 Dreams - This can be for the dreams you have a night or for what you dream of through the day. I prefer the 2nd idea. Daydream away and then write out what it is you are daydreaming about.

15 **Poetry - Don'tn worry if you can rhyme two words, keep one handy and when the mood strikes, you'll use it. I'll give you 51 types of poetry to prove it.

16 Art/Doodling - This is a fun one. If you are sitting in an ER room waiting, or are just not sure what to do with your time, take out your art journal and just doodle. Masterpieces have come from less.

17 Travel Journal - If you travel a lot or go on vacation with your family a lot, this would be a good journal to keep and write your thoughts about where you have been, what you have seen, heard, smelled, felt the tastes and all the wonderful things you saw, the funny things that happened and so on.

18 Goals - State very clearly what your goals are for any area of your life and refer to this journal OFTEN and update it as needed - for fitness, nutrition, career, education, family etc.

19 Personal Growth - How far do you think you have come? Where can you see changes for the better? What area of your life would you like to see bettered somehow?

20 Prayer Journal - If you are a Christian, write out your prayers to Jesus/God here.

21 Small Group - If you attend a small group for a learning experience, write down what you learned and what areas you need to work on.

22 Prompt Journal - When you respond to a prompt somebody gave to you to write about. This is for if you get stuck

23 Quotes Journal - Keep a list of all your favourite quotes in this journal, whether you hand write them or paste them or both.

24 Photo Prompts - Did you find a picture in a magazine moving or stirring? Cut it out and journal about it. What do you see, hear, feel, etc.

25 Affirmations - Keep all the affirmations you have used and worked on here!

26 Your Biography - Find out where you came from, what your ancestry is and keep track of it like you would in a Genealogy Book

27 Memories - Keep all your memories about growing up here. Be it good or bad, keep them all here. Nobody had a perfect life, including you, so put them all together for a collage of your young life

28 Dreams - Do you lay around and day dream or do you have wonderful dreams while you are sleeping of far off places and happy times? If so, write them down. You never know when a book will appear

29 Heroes - We all have heroes in life. Who are your heroes? Who WERE your hereoes? What makes them heroes to you? Are they really good examples of heroes?

30 My Friends - Keep a log of your frirends through the ages. We won't always have the same friends, but it would be nice to have something of them. Ask them for a picture, to write something funny about their life for you in your journal, put their full name, birthdate, anniversary if it applies and anything else you want to remember. Places and concerts you went to together. Things you did together for fun.

31 Chores and Organization - Many people find it hard to keep things organized. To have a journal where you write down everything that needs to be done and then prioritize them, is a handy little tool to have. You write down your chores, when you are going to do them, where you can find inexpensive items to organize with and what you will use what you are buying for. One of the biggest problems with overcrowded homes today, and I'm guilty of it myself, is I buy with no place to put. Now I buy to organize and make room.

32 Nutrition - for some people, nutrition is not a big issue. For others, it may be an issue. Let's say you were just diagnosed with Diabetes. Your eating changes drastically and one way to watch how your eating is or is not working, is by keeping a record of what you ate and what time and where you were. For others, it helps them track HOW MUCH they eat so they know when to stop eating so they don't overeat.

33 Interview - If you have people that are dear to you and you don't want to lose close contact with them, try an interview journal. Set up a bunch of questions you would ask anybody...name, age, birth date, raised where, etc. Then write down about 10+ specific questions that would relate to that person. Interview them, writing down what they say. You will have your own biography book of your favourite people.

34 A B C'S - Write a journal using ABC's. Write out YOUR ABC's of Happiness, Your ABC's of Healthy Living, Your ABC's of Family, and so on. There are numerous, almost countless things you can do ABC's on. Use your imagination and watch the lists fly!

35 Holidays - Does your family go on holidays a lot? Write about your travels as you go. What do you see? Hear? Smell? Touch? Taste? How does it feel? Do you like it? Are you bored there. Put some pictures in if you want or just use different colouring pencils to make your own drawings. It's a wonderful treasure to look back upon.

36 20 years From Now - Remember in school the teacher asking you where you thought we would be in 20 years? I remember being asked and everybody thinking we'd all be flying around in spaceships now and not use cars etc. We are closer, but still have a very long way to go. Where do you think you/we will be 20 years from now? How will life be? What will have changed? Write in details.

37 Bookworm, Bookworm - if you are like my parents, you cannot be found without a book in their hand or on their seat. I've tried to encourage them to keep a list of all the books they have read and to write a brief summary of the story and whether or not they like it. That's the Book Review Journal. But if you love to read, keep a copy of the books you read, write a short summary of the book without giving the story or ending away and give it a start rating system of how many stars out of 5, with the more stars, the better the book. the Bookworm, Bookworm Journal simply lists the book, author and year while the Book Review Journal lists the rest of the details.

38 Pets - I don't know about you, but pets are very important to me. I cannot have children so pets become my children. Right now, in 2009, I have a pure black cat named Sammy. His black hair simmers like satin. He is 3 feet long from tip of nose to tip of tail and when he stretches he is over 4 feet long. I've had 3 cats in 17 years and a few foster cats. And as hard as it is to let them go when they are so sick it would be cruel to keep them alive, I don't think I could ever live without them. I write about my pets often. I can only have one at a time so each gets their own scrapbook. But your pets are part of your family and they too deeserve to be written about and remembered honourably.

39 Humour - There is always something to make us laugh. Write those thing down. Something you did as a child that you now look at and shake your head with a laugh. Or how about a joke your best friend told about you on your wedding day! Anything that would make you laugh, write it down.

40 Happiness - Many things can make us smile and cause a feeling of happiness inside of us. A new baby, pets playing, children laughing, a wonderful summer day. Write down these days in as much detail as you can possibly imagine. What colour of blue was the sky? What did the carpet of grass beneath your feet feel like? Etc. What made you smile today? Write it down.

41 Accomplishments - whether it is graduating from school with honours, getting your favourite actor's autograph, running in a marathon, taking karate classes, winning an award for volunteering, journal about it.


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This is such an awesome list! Thanks for giving us super ideas!

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This is a wonderful resource. Thank you.

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What I sent out was the overview of what you are going to learn. When I learned it, we had weekly sessions and did one of the papers per week. Instead of the print outs that I got, you will just have to write the title of the topic on your page. What I'm doing right now is giving folks a chance to look over what you have looked at - the basic description and the materials needed. Next week I'll start with the first part of the course. :) Hope that answers your questions. If not, let me know. :)

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Sheri - Question about the WRAP info you are sending out -

I have the following, Overview, Lesson 2 & lesson 3, but no Lesson 1 am I missing something:

Or is the "Overview" is considered lesson 1?

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Wow,(#2) I also really appreciate your taking the time to make this post. It's very interesting and gave me lots of ideas! Wish there was a way to save your post, think I might print it out, that is if you don't mind.
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WOW...I'm (thinking about being...) motivated to journal again...I am delighted with your lessons because they open my mind to the possibilities. Thanks!

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Thanks for taking the time to write and post this:-) The possibilities seem endless now, for keeping a journal. You're not limited to one or one kind. You can keep all kinds of different journals. emoticon emoticon

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TYPES OF JOURNALS TO CONSIDER - LESSON 3

1 Daily Journal - The daily of who, what, when where, why and how in your life.

2 Career Journal - Where are you now? Where would you like to be in 1 year: 3 Years? 5 Years?

3 Education Journal - What are you doing, what have you done and accomplished?

4 Fitness Journal - track what you have done for fitness, including housework and career

5 Medical Journal - keep track of all your doctor's visits and what was said, done, diganosed, prescribed

6 Women/Man Journal - what it is like to be, for me, a woman. The challenges, the benefits. etc.

7 Married Journal - for couples who are married and would like to keep track of their firsts - first candlelight dinner, first Christmas etc.

8 Being Single Journal - for the single person never married, the widow or widower or the happily single again (divorced) What is your life like now:? What would you change? What Do you like? What don't you like)

9 Bible Study Journal - if you are a Christian, keep track of your Bible studies here

10 Crafts and Hobbies - Keep track of all the crafts and hobbies you currently enjoy. It doesn't matter if you do all of them or not. Write them down. If you are working on a project, write out what that project is you are working on, what the materials are, and all other necessary notes about that craft.

11 Blessings Journal - Keep a list of everything you are blessed with. This goes beyond our own minds' limits. Our home, food, family, clothes, TV, Computer, yarn, music, music players, pets, decorations, free education for children, free rights, freedom, Laws and Justice that try to keep us safe, my calendars that keep me straight, pens, papers, pencil crayons - anything for a stationary junkie ;) Write down EVERYTHING you have in your possession. Then when a baby is born, or somebody gets married, write it down as well.

12 Special Occasians - This is for when babies are born, people are married, people hit those milestones and also when they pass on. Write as detailed a description about those days as possible and celebrate them all, even the funerals. At least your loved one is not in pain anymore.

13 Special Events - Concernts, Sports Games, trips to Big Fair Grounds like Wonderland or Darrien Lake. Write down every detail you can remember. Meeting your favourite star would fall under this category as well.

14 Dreams - This can be for the dreams you have a night or for what you dream of through the day. I prefer the 2nd idea. Daydream away and then write out what it is you are daydreaming about.

15 **Poetry - Don'tn worry if you can rhyme two words, keep one handy and when the mood strikes, you'll use it. I'll give you 51 types of poetry to prove it.

16 Art/Doodling - This is a fun one. If you are sitting in an ER room waiting, or are just not sure what to do with your time, take out your art journal and just doodle. Masterpieces have come from less.

17 Travel Journal - If you travel a lot or go on vacation with your family a lot, this would be a good journal to keep and write your thoughts about where you have been, what you have seen, heard, smelled, felt the tastes and all the wonderful things you saw, the funny things that happened and so on.

18 Goals - State very clearly what your goals are for any area of your life and refer to this journal OFTEN and update it as needed - for fitness, nutrition, career, education, family etc.

19 Personal Growth - How far do you think you have come? Where can you see changes for the better? What area of your life would you like to see bettered somehow?

20 Prayer Journal - If you are a Christian, write out your prayers to Jesus/God here.

21 Small Group - If you attend a small group for a learning experience, write down what you learned and what areas you need to work on.

22 Prompt Journal - When you respond to a prompt somebody gave to you to write about. This is for if you get stuck

23 Quotes Journal - Keep a list of all your favourite quotes in this journal, whether you hand write them or paste them or both.

24 Photo Prompts - Did you find a picture in a magazine moving or stirring? Cut it out and journal about it. What do you see, hear, feel, etc.

25 Affirmations - Keep all the affirmations you have used and worked on here!

26 Your Biography - Find out where you came from, what your ancestry is and keep track of it like you would in a Genealogy Book

27 Memories - Keep all your memories about growing up here. Be it good or bad, keep them all here. Nobody had a perfect life, including you, so put them all together for a collage of your young life

28 Dreams - Do you lay around and day dream or do you have wonderful dreams while you are sleeping of far off places and happy times? If so, write them down. You never know when a book will appear

29 Heroes - We all have heroes in life. Who are your heroes? Who WERE your hereoes? What makes them heroes to you? Are they really good examples of heroes?

30 My Friends - Keep a log of your frirends through the ages. We won't always have the same friends, but it would be nice to have something of them. Ask them for a picture, to write something funny about their life for you in your journal, put their full name, birthdate, anniversary if it applies and anything else you want to remember. Places and concerts you went to together. Things you did together for fun.

31 Chores and Organization - Many people find it hard to keep things organized. To have a journal where you write down everything that needs to be done and then prioritize them, is a handy little tool to have. You write down your chores, when you are going to do them, where you can find inexpensive items to organize with and what you will use what you are buying for. One of the biggest problems with overcrowded homes today, and I'm guilty of it myself, is I buy with no place to put. Now I buy to organize and make room.

32 Nutrition - for some people, nutrition is not a big issue. For others, it may be an issue. Let's say you were just diagnosed with Diabetes. Your eating changes drastically and one way to watch how your eating is or is not working, is by keeping a record of what you ate and what time and where you were. For others, it helps them track HOW MUCH they eat so they know when to stop eating so they don't overeat.

33 Interview - If you have people that are dear to you and you don't want to lose close contact with them, try an interview journal. Set up a bunch of questions you would ask anybody...name, age, birth date, raised where, etc. Then write down about 10+ specific questions that would relate to that person. Interview them, writing down what they say. You will have your own biography book of your favourite people.

34 A B C'S - Write a journal using ABC's. Write out YOUR ABC's of Happiness, Your ABC's of Healthy Living, Your ABC's of Family, and so on. There are numerous, almost countless things you can do ABC's on. Use your imagination and watch the lists fly!

35 Holidays - Does your family go on holidays a lot? Write about your travels as you go. What do you see? Hear? Smell? Touch? Taste? How does it feel? Do you like it? Are you bored there. Put some pictures in if you want or just use different colouring pencils to make your own drawings. It's a wonderful treasure to look back upon.

36 20 years From Now - Remember in school the teacher asking you where you thought we would be in 20 years? I remember being asked and everybody thinking we'd all be flying around in spaceships now and not use cars etc. We are closer, but still have a very long way to go. Where do you think you/we will be 20 years from now? How will life be? What will have changed? Write in details.

37 Bookworm, Bookworm - if you are like my parents, you cannot be found without a book in their hand or on their seat. I've tried to encourage them to keep a list of all the books they have read and to write a brief summary of the story and whether or not they like it. That's the Book Review Journal. But if you love to read, keep a copy of the books you read, write a short summary of the book without giving the story or ending away and give it a start rating system of how many stars out of 5, with the more stars, the better the book. the Bookworm, Bookworm Journal simply lists the book, author and year while the Book Review Journal lists the rest of the details.

38 Pets - I don't know about you, but pets are very important to me. I cannot have children so pets become my children. Right now, in 2009, I have a pure black cat named Sammy. His black hair simmers like satin. He is 3 feet long from tip of nose to tip of tail and when he stretches he is over 4 feet long. I've had 3 cats in 17 years and a few foster cats. And as hard as it is to let them go when they are so sick it would be cruel to keep them alive, I don't think I could ever live without them. I write about my pets often. I can only have one at a time so each gets their own scrapbook. But your pets are part of your family and they too deeserve to be written about and remembered honourably.

39 Humour - There is always something to make us laugh. Write those thing down. Something you did as a child that you now look at and shake your head with a laugh. Or how about a joke your best friend told about you on your wedding day! Anything that would make you laugh, write it down.

40 Happiness - Many things can make us smile and cause a feeling of happiness inside of us. A new baby, pets playing, children laughing, a wonderful summer day. Write down these days in as much detail as you can possibly imagine. What colour of blue was the sky? What did the carpet of grass beneath your feet feel like? Etc. What made you smile today? Write it down.

41 Accomplishments - whether it is graduating from school with honours, getting your favourite actor's autograph, running in a marathon, taking karate classes, winning an award for volunteering, journal about it.


I have no doubts that you all may have other ideas for journals, but this should jumpstart your thought process just a little until next week. :)

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