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Wednesday, 12 April 2017



During many tough and difficult situations that occur in our life, each one of us feel the need for  a companion , someone who acts like a sounding board, knows us in and out, and also helps us progress on our journey to rise above the challenges and live a better life.  None better than getting a companion which allows us to pen down our thoughts and express our self completely, in full privacy and confidentiality. This companion is none other than the Journal, our all-time reliable companion which provides us with JOURNALING, the act of writing. JOURNALING is an expressive process which provides us with opportunity to reflect and also acts as a healing agent when needed. Regular JOURNALING and captures every aspect of our life (if we will to ) and our growth/ evolution over our lifetime.

Why JOURNALING is important ?

·         Writing is a strong and powerful tool which allows us to express our self freely
·         Journaling therapy helps us during times we seek clarity about way forward in life and also provides us with opportunities to self-reflect and understand our self better  

·         Enables us to analyse our life in terms of where we are vis-à-vis our defined goals and bridge the identified gaps
·         Provides us with a private space to release our strong pent-up feelings and emotions
·         Creates a timeline of our life, capturing every aspect of it (whatever we want it to capture). Creates a mini autobiography
·         Helps tracks goals and record progress
·         Helps us relax thereby reducing stress
·         Helps us become better organised

·         Makes us more creative and  a better thinker as it helps to capture every idea of ours 

How to make JOURNALING more effective ?

·         Decide what kind of journal you want maintain –reflective,  gratitude , travel, religious/ spiritual,  idea and many other
·         Decide and Maintain specific schedule for Journaling in terms of time, duration, frequency and length. A routine journaling would be more effective
·         To make it more useful, make specific sections to write
·         Write positive and progressive entries

·         Keep the entries short and simple and write in your natural style without worrying to get the grammar right
·         Keep the journal accessible for you – when at home, try to keep it within your reach even during night and when outside home, try carrying it with you
·         Don’t buy a bulky and a very big journal as it may not be encourage you to write

So, don't wait for another day and start penning down your life now !


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  2. Thanks Susanne :)
    On my way to visit your link !

  3. I've never kept a journal on a regular basis. However, I have many hobbies tied to memory keeping that incorporate journaling. WeekendsInMaine

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  5. I've start bullet journaling. Mostly to help with productivity and keep up with the things I keep forgetting (the joys of getting older!). I jot down notes about the day, but don't really write deep thoughts. I have a journal in my bed side table that I write in when I have thoughts running circles in my head. I thin because my bullet journal goes every where with me I'm afraid I might lose it so don't want my deepest thoughts just lying around. Girl Who Reads