Normally, when people hear the word “journal”, they think diary or some place to release my feelings. Journaling can help you heal. Whenever you put pen to paper, while you’re upset, you are releasing the pain. If you’ve ever written down how you were feeling, after a heavy experience, you may have discovered that you felt a little better, lighter, after doing so. Today, I’m sharing a more structured way for you to release your pain onto paper and get more out of the exercise than being able to vent freely.
There are articles all over the place that tell us that successful people journal. They list all of the things that successful people do, but very few venture into why these things contribute to their success. Instead of adding to the successful people to-do list club, I’m going to share actual reasons that journaling, specifically, is related to a person’s level of success. Read more
So 10 years ago, this week, I wrote this in my journal…
” September 4, 2007
Life has been a little rough for me, the past couple of weeks. I know, there are people who have it way worse than I do, but in MY world, things haven’t been so great. […] I’ll get it right. I have to. I wish I had time to work on my novel. […] “
Yep! That was my journal entry from 2007. I recently read it, and immediately felt grateful for how far I’ve come in changing my mindset. I mean, it sounds so negative. I was a huge woe is me, Eeyore kind of person back then, but I have made drastic changes and improvements in my mind over the years. Read more
Unless I’m super old and telling my age right now, you remember when your teacher used to make ill-behaving students go to the board (or pull out a sheet of paper) and write one sentence one hundred times. S/he probably meant it to be a punishment, but the psychological effects of this activity were bordering on positive. I am a huge advocate for writing things down. This is why I journal daily. However, I believe these teachers were on to something even “way back when”. Read more