Journaling Tips from the desk Jill Schoenberg—
I am always seeking new and interesting information about journal keeping, and today I found a great journaling tips article from psychcentral.com. I want to share my favorite part of this journaling article with you:
“Journaling is a profound — and simple — way to get to know yourself better. To figure out what makes you tick. What makes you happy. What makes you defensive. What makes you giggle or grateful or grieve. What makes you who you are.”
This delightful excerpt is from the book, Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits, available from amazon.com.
Journaling — Writing Prompts
My second favorite part from the Tips to Start Journaling article that I have to share with you is the list of journal prompts, which are also excerpted from Note to Self. These journal prompts are simple and insightful and I hope you enjoy them.
- How am I feeling?
- How do I want to be feeling?
- What do I want to learn about myself?
- What do I want to change about myself?
- What would I never change about myself?
- Describe the room.
- Describe the people in your life.
- Describe yourself.
- Describe the aspects of your life that you’re pleased with and those areas you’re displeased with.
There’s even more great information in this short article, and I think you’ll find it very valuable. So why don’t you head on over to psychcentral.com and check out more journaling tips now! You’ll be glad you did.
Oh and while you’re there why don’t you consider buying the book Note to Self. It just might be the perfect journaling resource for you.
Journaling — Insights
You know that journal keeping has many benefits, right? These include:
- Decreasing stress
- Generating solutions to problems
- Clarifying thoughts and feelings, and
- Exploring new “inner” frontiers
And this short list is just the beginning of the many fabulous benefits of journaling! Just imagine if you’d commit to developing a habit of regular journaling. (I promise that doing so is one of the most powerful choices you can make to improve your health and well-being.)
An added benefit is that journaling is affordable, simple and flexible, so this means that absolutely anyone can do it. I think that is fantastic and am sure you agree.
There is nothing in your life that you can not journal about and benefit from by doing so. Besides, once you start I know you’ll be hooked, and that would be a VERY good thing! So if you’re not hooked already, get to journaling straight away. You’ll be glad you did! 😀
Until next time, journal on…