Personal Journaling

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Journaling to Improve Self Trust

Journaling is not just about writing down the accounts of our daily lives; it can be interesting conversations with ourselves. And of course it is crucial what kinds of discourse we have with ourselves and hence, our journals. When we write in our journals we usually look inwards and so we make a deeper connection with ourselves. We have all faced self doubt sometimes but writing about it can really bring clarity and insight to the matter. More importantly, writing about it can build confidence in our own abilities and judgment.

Here is where we can take stock of what makes us special. We have had doubts but we have also had past accomplishments where we were determined and where we dealt with pressures and challenges. What we write in our journals should reflect more of our inner confidence to succeed and to overcome the obstacles to achieve our best. The conversation with our journals is similar to a friend telling us that we can succeed. But this is much more powerful because it’s coming from the inside. Nobody can build us up like we can.

Sometimes it doesn’t even mean that our doubts are totally gone but it means that the process of writing has helped us to keep a level head. In this way we have manipulated our anxieties to the point where we appear confident and courageous to others who might even comment on this. We also start to believe in our new directions when we exert this optimistic influence over ourselves.

Self worth is thought out and it is acted out and all of this can begin with what we write in our journals. We should all start a conversation with ourselves today that will give us the mental acceptance and conviction in the validity of who we are and what we can do.

Remember there is nothing like words in black and white to help you see where you are and where you are going.

Sheryl A. Keen
Author “Journal According to John.”

July 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Journaling About Positive People

People have an impact on our lives everyday. This is true for the workplace, for our personal and family life or even in a casual place like the supermarket. These interactive experiences can be positive, negative or they can bring about a feeling of indifference. Of course indifference is not really a feeling and who wants to have negative interactions? This leaves us with the people who have had a positive impact on our lives. Journaling about these people can be a good thing.

We can explore and outline some of the reasons why these people have had such a constructive and affirmative influence on us. When we write down these reasons we can see what really spur us on. In addition, we see clearly the kinds of persons we need to surround ourselves with. We can now seek these people out, connect with them and have them in our social circles. Their positive influence will rub off on us and hopefully the saying that “birds of a feather flock together” will be true to us.

Journaling about people who have influenced us in a positive way should also cause us to be grateful that the universe has seen it fit to have brought these people into our lives. At times we are surrounded by many negatives, so much so that these positive people are like shining rays in a dim place. We should let these people know that they have influenced us in a good way and have made us optimistic. Making our gratitude known to them will make them feel like they have done something meaningful. For us, the telling of our gratefulness will be like a boomerang that comes back to us in the form of many more blessings.

So think about it. Who are we grateful to for their positive influence? What did they do? Let’s tell them about it. And let’s surround ourselves with more of those kinds of people.

Remember there is nothing like words in black and white to help you see where you are and where you are going.

Sheryl Keen
Author “Journal According to John.”

May 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment