Lately, I've been thinking about the benefits of journaling. Writing about your thoughts and feelings is a great way to process emotions and events in your life.
Other benefits of keeping a journal include:
1. A journal is always available, and doesn't depend on others to listen.
2. A journal never gets bored with your stories and never judges your thoughts or feelings.
3. A journal can help you organize your thoughts about difficult relationships or events.
4. A journal allows you to hear your own voice.
5. A journal validates your experience.
6. A journal provides a record of healing, growth and transformation.
Many of us already believe in the benefits of journal writing, but struggle to do it consistently in a way that enables us to enjoy the benefits. Some common difficulties include:
- Starting a page or two or three, but then neglecting to revisit your journal for weeks or months.
- Finding a consistent time to write in your journal.
- Worry about how to stop from getting flooded by emotion when you journal.
There are dozens of different ways to use a journal effectively so that you can eagerly look forward to your next writing session.
Next Monday, August 15 at 7:00 pm PDT I am offering a Free Teleclass on how to make the most of your journaling. Specifically, we are looking at Grief Journaling. Grief is one of the most common human experiences. It is not required that you have had a major loss recently.
Learn how to...
Invite a friend anywhere in the world to join you on the call by forwarding this email or retweeting our Twitter announcement, or sharing our post on Facebook. We already have registrations in from around the US and Canada. Even if you can't attend, everyone who registers will receive a link to listen to the recording for a limited time afterward.
- Start journaling
- Overcome hindrances to journaling
- Use different forms of journaling to find what works for you to make journaling a worthwhile endeavor in your life