Journaling – Possibilities, Benefits and Getting Started

Some of the most influential people throughout human history have kept written journals of their lives - the good and the bad, the significant and the barely-registered-on-the-scale events. Whether you call it a journal, a diary, or by some other name, keeping a journal serves important purposes.

First - a journal can serve as a permanent record for posterity. Imagine how valuable it would be to find a journal of your parents, your grandparents, or even farther back in your family's history...to see their handwriting, read their thoughts, better understand them through their descriptions of their lives and emotions.

Second - a journal can serve as a "relief valve" for strong emotions - both good and bad. Having a place to get what's going on in your mind and heart out and down on paper can give you a release, and it can also help you process, evaluate and manage those emotions.

Check out the articles in our category index below - I'm sure there's one or more of them that will help you with your own process of journaling. Enjoy!

Affirmations are powerful, positive sentences that can change your mindset. Don’t focus on challenges and lack, but on healthy self-esteem and unshakeable self-confidence.

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Affirmations to Help with Resolving & Relieving Abandonment Issues

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Affirmation is the practice of constructive (positive) thought and the reinforcement of conviction by the present writing of statements or phrases. Simply put, positive thought, reinforced by writing down those positive thoughts in present-day terms, is the key to positive change.

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Nature can teach me many lessons about how to live a fulfilling life, and how to thrive within my life. When I am able to notice and enjoy the simple things in life, I increase my ability to thrive on simplicity. When I see the beauty of birds, trees, plants, and the world around me, Read More

My attitude is positive.

I have an enthusiastic outlook. I encourage myself to look on the bright side of life and focus on good things and experiences. I remember my favorite things from the past because they helped shape who I am today.

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Does “finding your life purpose” sound a bit scary and overwhelming? Does it feel like that statement should be accompanied by the sound of trumpets as wisdom falls from on high?

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